Liverpool have 28 players involved in the upcoming November international break. This includes 15 players from Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad. As the qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2022 draws to an end, many prolific players will be featuring for their respective nations.
The Reds had a disappointing trip to London as they tasted their first defeat of the season by West Ham. The 3-2 loss has fairly come at the right time as players would love to return on a fresh note. Jurgen Klopp will have to think of utilizing his squad in the right manner during this break.
The concern and worries gets bigger and bigger as Klopp is already facing an injury crisis with his boys. This break will serve him good as he will get enough time to plan for the upcoming fixtures.
Meanwhile, the second team (academy and non-senior players) has 13 young players who have been called up for their respective international duties. The Liverpool supporters would be waiting in anticipation to see them performing at a higher level. It will be interesting to note how these young guns handle pressure while playing for their country.
Liverpool players involved in November international break
England will play Albania and San Marino with four points left to secure a World Cup spot. This sees Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold on duty for the national side. They will play a key role for England in these two games.
meanwhile, Andy Robertson got called from the Scots and Mohamed Salah will feature for Egypt. Similarly, Sadio Mane is included in Senegal’s squad to ensure their ticket to Qatar next year.
Alisson Becker and Fabinho will travel to Brazil with no concerns this time. Since the UK government has made changes to the red list, thus nothing to worry much. While Naby Keita has been called up by Guinea but he might not be able to contribute due to his injury.
Virgil Van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Diogo Jota, Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino are also going to feature for their nation. While Divock Origi finds himself in the Belgium squad for the first time since 2020. Moreover, Conor Bradley has also been given a chance with Northern Ireland.
This gives an opportunity for the newcomers to showcase their talent and potential for Liverpool. It is a matter of curiosity as to how fast these youngsters adapt to Klopp’s plan laid down for them.
Alisson, Kelleher, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Williams, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita (injured), Salah, Mane, Jota, Origi, Minamino.
Youth and loanees:
Jaros, Hughes, Davies, Van den Berg, Boyes, Miles, Bradley, Beck, Chambers, Clayton, Clarkson, Balagizi, Frauendorf.
Adrian, Karius, Konate, Gomez (injured), Matip (retired), Phillips, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones (injured), Thiago, Milner (retired), Elliott (injured), Woodburn, Firmino (injured), Gordon.