Netherlands and Spain revealed their squads for the World Cup on Friday, with Jurgen Klopp now aware of which Liverpool players will be heading to Qatar later this month.
In total, there will be seven Liverpool players taking part in the tournament, which gets underway on Sunday, November 20.
Liverpool players going to World Cup
Luis Enrique has opted to select a younger set of midfielders in his Spain squad, with Thiago missing out having only played a bit-part role at Euro 2020.
His most recent call-up came at the end of last season, but despite being one of Liverpool’s more consistent performers this season, he won’t feature in Qatar.
The Liverpool players who aren’t in Qatar will embark on a mid-season training camp in Dubai, with the Reds to play friendlies against the likes of Lyon and AC Milan before they return to competitive action.
This Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Southampton marks the Reds’ final match for almost six weeks, with their first game back a Carabao Cup clash away at Man City in the week commencing December 19.
Despite that being a tough draw on paper, there’s every chance Liverpool will be able to name a stronger side than their opponents, who will still have the vast majority of their squad recovering from their exploits in Qatar.
Liverpool players not at the World Cup
Caoimhin Kelleher, Adrian, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Calvin Ramsay, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, Thiago, Stefan Bajcetic, James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Arthur (injured) Fabio Carvalho, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota (injured)