Normally, international break is a curse to supporters and writers alike. How can we make it through the doldrums. Two weeks without Liverpool football? Unpossible. Well, this international break promises to be anything but boring, with Brendan Rodgers already being shown the door, and German manager and heavy metal enthusiast Jurgen Klopp rumored to be on his way in.
Still, there are games to be played!
Liverpool always have a heavy English contingent, and this time is no different, with four Reds joining the Three Lions' European Championship qualifying squad this week. Danny Ings gets his first national team call-up, and he'll be joining Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, and Adam Lallana as they finish up their qualifying campaign against Estonia on Friday, and away to Lithuania on Monday.
In non-English European Championship qualification news, Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet will join Belgium as they face off against Andorra on Saturday and Israel on Tuesday. Emre Can is expected to be back in the line-up for Germany. Joe Allen will hope to help Wales qualify for the finals with only one pointed needed from either Bosnia-Herzegovina or Andorra. Martin Skrtel also has some work ahead of him, needing positive results to help Slovakia qualify in clashes against Belarus and Luxembourg. And finally Adam Bogdan will be with Hungary as they face the Faeroe Islands and Greece.
Joe Gomez and Jordon Ibe will join other English yutes as the U21's clash with Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Mamadou Sakho will be back in action for France, with two friendlies against Armenia and Denmark.
And in some worrying news, Philippe Coutinho was withdrawn from the Brazilian squad after an unspecified injury, though no details have been released thus far.
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