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Liverpool's October Internationals, 12th to 14th: Preview and Ways to Watch

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Continuing to keep anxious watch over Liverpool's players on international duty, with all involved wrapping up their commitments for their countries over the next few days.

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We're almost there, and at the time of writing there's only two players down. Compared to the last break I suppose that constitutes progress, but the loss of Dejan Lovren and Lazar Markovic over the past week is still a discouraging prospect as we await action for a number of those involved. The good news is that we'll be all done by Tuesday. The bad news is it's Sunday.

Estonia v. England
Sunday, October 12th
5:00PM BST/12:00PM EST
Television Listings

Adam Lallana has been given a start by Roy Hodgson in Estonia, with Raheem Sterling making way after featuring for a (largely ineffective) half against San Marino. Lallana joins Jordan Henderson in the eleven after turning in an impressive second-half shift at Wembley, while Sterling finally gets the rest he's so desperately needed over the past month. Hodgson makes good on his word not to overuse the 19-year-old, which again creates some uncomfortably positive feelings toward the former Liverpool manager. Sterling will be on the bench with Rickie Lambert, and hopefully the former gets some minutes in what should be another straightforward encounter for England as they cruise toward a Round of 16 exit at Euro 2016.

Belarus v. Slovakia
Sunday, October 12th
7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST
Television Listings

Surprise winners at home against Spain, Slovakia and Martin Skrtel now head to Belarus to try to build off their 1-0 victory over the holders. Skrtel was tremendous in helping keep a clean sheet on Thursday night, pocketing in-form Diego Costa along the way to producing one of the better individual defensive performances in recent memory. The Slovakians shouldn't have any trouble getting all three points here, with Belarus joint-bottom with Luxembourg after two matches in Group C.

Bosnia-Herzegovina v. Belgium
Monday, October 13th
7:45PM BST/2:45PM EST
Television Listings

There likely won't be any time for Simon Mignolet in what should be a more challenging Group B encounter for Belgium, but Divock Origi will likely be able to follow up on his solid performance against Andorra  with another appearance here. Marc Wilmots' side can go top of the group with a win here, though Israel's match against Andorra means that the Belgians will be ahead on goal difference only. With Wales on four points and Bosnia due for a resurgence at some point, Group B could yet provide a decently close race for qualifying.

Japan v. Brazil
Tuesday, October 14th
11:45AM BST/6:45AM EST
Television Listings

No luck for Philippe Coutinho as Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 on Saturday evening in Beijing, but he'll hopefully have a chance on Tuesday night when they face Japan in Singapore. The Argentina match carried significantly more sentiment than this one will, and it might present an opportunity for more minutes. Coutinho will have traveled a hell of a long way by the time he returns, so he might as well get some time on the pitch.

Spain U21 v. Serbia U21
Tuesday, October 14th
4:00PM BST/11:00AM EST
Television Listings

After a scoreless draw in the first leg, Spain's U21s will expect a stronger performance in Cadiz to secure progress to the 2015 U21 European Championships. Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno both started in the last leg and should retain their places here, and Spain should be able to get the result they need as long as they convert the chances they do create, which proved to be a problem in Jagodina on Friday.

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As noted above, Dejan Lovren and Lazar Markovic will both miss out on Croatia and Serbia's respective qualifiers, as will Mamadou Sakho for France and Joe Allen for Wales.