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Liverpool International Round Up: Reds Come Out Victorious

Wijnaldum shines while England and Scotland manage huge wins.

Belarus v Holland -EURO Qualifier Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images

The October international break concluded well for the Reds, despite the incredible unpleasantness of England’s trip to Bulgaria for their Euro qualifier. England scored six goals on the Bulgarians, but the game had to be stopped twice due to racist abuse being hurled at the English players.

Jordan Henderson played all 90 minutes of the game, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez were both unused substitutes.

Scotland took advantage of playing Euro whipping boys San Marino at home. Andy Robertson played all 90 minutes in their pursuit of victory. They still have an uphill battle to qualify out of Group I, with only nine points after eight matches.

The Netherlands scored a huge victory against Belarus thanks to a brace from Gini Wijnaldum. The win keeps them above Germany to top Group C.

Dejan Lovren helped guide Croatia to a 1-1 draw against Wales, retaining their top spot in Group E.

Finally, Divock Origi was an unused substitute in Belgium’s 2-0 win against Kazakhstan. The Belgians have maintained their perfect record in European qualification, winning all eight of their games so far.

In international friendly news, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho both had a part in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Nigeria. Firmino started the game and played about 60 minutes, while Fabinho came on as a substitute for Arthur in the 80th minute.

All the Reds should be returning to Melwood soon as they prepare for their big game against Manchester United on Sunday. There don’t seem to be an injuries to worry about. In fact, Mohamed Salah and Alisson Becker are both in contention to play this weekend.

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