According to Liverpoolfc.com, Liverpool will have 16 players on international duty in March as national teams step up their preparations for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
After the disappointing 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, the Reds bounced back to winning ways with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Watford at the weekend. The victory was the perfect way for the Reds to sign off for the international break.
Gareth Southgate has included Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in his England squad to take on the Netherlands and Italy. The four Reds, who are included in the England squad will come up against familiar faces Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk when England lock horns with the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday, March 23.
England then host Italy at Wembley four days later, while the Netherlands take on Portugal in Geneva on Monday, March 26. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominic Solanke will be with England U21s for the Cyrille Regis International against Romania on Saturday and will then be taking part in the European Championship qualifier at home to Ukraine on Tuesday. (Liverpoolfc.com)
Liverpool’s star man this season, Mohamed Salah will be in Switzerland, with Egypt playing against Portugal and Greece in Zurich. Sadio Mane is a part of the Senegal team to face Uzbekistan (March 23) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (March 27).
Liverpoolfc.com adds that Roberto Firmino will join the Brazil team that will first face Russia in Moscow on Friday and then Germany in Berlin four days later.
Andrew Robertson could be in for a starting role in Scotland’s games against Costa Rica and Hungary, while both Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi will join Belgium for a friendly against Saudi Arabia. Ragnar Klavan is in the Estonia squad to take on Armenia and Georgia, the Liverpoolfc.com confirmed.
Meanwhile, Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn were both named in Ryan Giggs’ first Wales squad for the China Cup, which begins with a semifinal clash against China on March 22. Czech Republic and Uruguay are the other teams competing in the tournament.