The first wave of international matches left Liverpool players unscathed, save for Virgil van Dijk dislocating his finger and then popping it back into place before finishing the game. Please don’t google this if you’ve just eaten.
This weekend sees round two of matches around the globe with key Reds’ players contributing to their countries.
Today, Saturday, van Dijk is still scheduled to play against Montenegro and Andy Robertson and Scotland take on Moldova in that day’s UEFA World Cup qualifiers. Portugal, with Liverpool man Diogo Jota, meanwhile, will play a friendly in Qatar.
In Sunday senior UEFA action, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson represent England when they play out their match against Andorra, while Kostas Tsimikas and the Greek National Team travels to Kosovo and Ben Woodburn and Wales battle Belarus.
Round three of games come next week, where Naby Keita and Sadio Mane will be play another round of CAF World Cup qualifiers, along with their European teammates.
Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho, and Mohamed Salah have remained in Merseyside due to high rates of Covid in their home countries.