Thiago is out, leaving 7 Liverpool players in the World Cup, including Van Dijk
The biggest event in football begins this November. And 7 Liverpool players are set to leave for World Cup.
7 Liverpool players make the World Cup squad
On Friday, the Netherlands and Spain unveiled their World Cup rosters. Jurgen Klopp now knows which Liverpool players will be traveling to Qatar later this month.
Thiago has not been selected for Spain. However, Virgil van Dijk, the captain of the Netherlands, has been included in Louis van Gaal’s 26-man roster.
Seven Liverpool players will take part in the competition. It begins on November 20th with the host nation taking on Ecuador on Sunday.
7 is quite less when compared with the teams like Manchester City and Chelsea. They are probably going to have about twice as many players in Qatar.
Players called up for a trip to Qatar are:
Alisson and Fabinho of Brazil
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson of England
Konate for France
Darwin Nunez of Uruguay
Virgil van Dijk for Netherlands
Given their recent prominence for Spain and Brazil, respectively, Thiago and Roberto Firmino may be the Liverpool players who are most unhappy to be left out.
Due to Thiago’s minor participation at Euro 2020, Luis Enrique decided against including him in his team. The decision was in favor of a younger group of midfielders.
Mid-season Training in Dubai
The Liverpool players who aren’t in Qatar will go to Dubai for a mid-season training camp. There the Reds will take part in friendlies against teams like Lyon and AC Milan before returning to competitive play.
Senior players available to Klopp during the break include Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Thiago, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, and Firmino.
The Reds’ match against Southampton on Saturday will be their last for nearly six weeks; their first match back will be a Carabao Cup match on the road against Man City in the week of December 19.
Despite the fact that it appears to be a difficult draw, Liverpool have a good chance of selecting a stronger team than their opponents, who will still have the majority of their squad recovering from their impressive performance in Qatar.