Aside from the injuries to Liverpool’s Belgian strikers that took place in training, the Reds involved in the first round of internationals this month came away largely unscathed. Now it’s on to round two, with a headlining friendly between England and the Netherlands and a World Cup qualifier for Brazil the two biggest draws for Liverpool fans in search of a some football to watch.
James Milner will captain England tonight, at least for the first half, and Daniel Sturridge will start up top. As on Saturday, though, it’s expected Roy Hodgson will make a lot of changes as the game progresses. What will perhaps be more interesting than personnel, then, is whether the Three Lions stick with the aggressive, pressing 4-3-3 that helped them earn an impressive 3-2 victory over Germany on the weekend.
Kickoff: 8PM GMT/3PM EST
Television: ITV 1 (UK); Fox Sports 1 (USA); beIN Sports (Australia); Sportsnet World (Canada); Sony Six (India); SuperSport 3 Africa (Kenya); Astro Supersport (Malaysia); No Coverage (Singapore); other listings at LiveSoccerTV
Online Streaming: No Coverage (UK); Fox Sports 2GO (USA)
Brazil ran out to a 2-0 lead against Uruguay last week only to end up drawing 2-2 in the end. They’ll be looking to get back on track tonight against Paraguay. On the road, though, it might not be as easy as many would think, with Paraguay level on points with Brazil in CONMEBOL World Cup qualification—both have eight after five games. Coutinho came on as a second-half sub on Friday, and with Brazil’s recent struggles he could be in line for a start if Dunga looks to shake things up.
Kickoff: 1:45AM (Wed.) GMT/8:45PM EST
Television: No Coverage (UK); beIN Sports (USA); beIN Sports (Australia); No Coverage (Canada); Sony ESPN (India); SuperSport 3 Africa (Kenya); Astro Supersport (Malaysia); No Coverage (Singapore); other listings at LiveSoccerTV
Online Streaming: No Coverage (UK); beIN Sports Connect (USA)
Elsewhere, Joe Allen and Wales fell 1-0 to Ukraine on Monday evening and Brad Smith put in 90 minutes for Australia in a 5-1 victory over Jordan, while today, Liverpool players will also be involved in a few other games. Germany and Emre Can take on Italy (7:45PM GMT/2:45PM EST), Ireland face Martin Skrtel and Slovakia (7:45PM GMT/2:45PM EST), Simon Mignolet will hope to see at least a half of action against Portugal (7:45PM GMT/2:45PM EST), and Mamadou Sakho and France will host Russia (8PM GMT/3PM EST).