Whether or not you’re a fan of international football, the only chance you’ll have to see Liverpool players in action over the next couple of months is while they’re representing their countries.
The European ones will be jetting across the continent to take part in Euro 2020, delayed by a year due tot he coronavirus pandemic.
Eight Liverpool players were initially announced in the various squads across Europe, but this came down to seven after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled up in England’s friendly with Austria.
Here are the others who you can spot in international action during the Euros this summer:
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The Liverpool skipper missed the end of the season through injury, but has recovered in time to be part of the England squad.
With other, much less experienced midfielders around him in the squad, his leadership and experience will be vital to the Three Lions’ chances.
But all Reds fans really want is for him to get through the tournament unscathed, so he will be ready to start the new season back on Merseyside.
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One of Liverpool’s newest recruits will be linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Portugal are the defending champions after victory in France five years ago, and will be looking to retain their crown.
With Ronaldo no longer at the height of his powers, there will be more pressure on the likes of Jota to perform if the Seleção are to be successful once again.
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Robbo had a long old season with Liverpool, and was looking very tired by the end of it. Kostas Tsimikas was signed last summer, but barely played over the course of the campaign.
But it’s not over for him yet. Instead of a much-needed summer on the beach, he’s leading Scotland in the Euros.
It’s the first time they’ve qualified for the competition since 1996, so captain Robertson and the rest of his teammates will be hoping to make a mark.
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A man who has found himself on the fringes of things at Liverpool this season, Shaqiri has a point to prove this summer.
His technical ability and prowess from set-pieces will be a huge weapon for a Switzerland side which will harbour ambitions of shocking Europe this summer.
A good showing from Shaqiri probably won’t convince Jürgen Klopp that he’s worthy of a regular first team spot at Anfield, but it might just add a few millions onto his price tag if the Reds choose to cash in.
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Despite being on the receiving end of some bizarre criticism in his first season as a Liverpool player, Thiago ended the campaign in red hot form.
He was key to the Reds’ qualification for the Champions League, and now he will be hoping to continue his strong performances in a Spain shirt.
Thiago may end up being a European champion by July, but more important to Liverpool fans is that he comes through unscathed and is ready to start the new Premier League season.
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The young Welshman found opportunities hard to come by in the Reds’ first team this season, but may get a little more action for his country.
The red card he was shown in the 3-0 friendly loss to France might have put his place in doubt, but Williams was in the starting XI for their next game against Albania so seems likely to play a major role.
Wales enjoyed a fairytale Euro 2016, and will hope to repeat their remarkable achievements again this summer.
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Another man who could play a part in any success for Wales is Wilson, who spent last season on loan in the Championship with Cardiff City.
Despite a decent season for the Bluebirds, it seems unlikely that the 24-year-old will force his way into the first team back at Anfield.
Wilson is another whose price tag might inflate a little if he can produce some good performances on the international stage.
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