Because of Euro 2020, Liverpool could be given a tremendous edge.
While opinions on the virtues of international football are divided, there is no greater honor for players than to represent their countries.
Liverpool was well-represented at the most recent European Championships, which were held in France in 2016. Only Simon Mignolet did not make at least one appearance at the tournament, despite the fact that twelve of their players were included in five different national squads.
The Reds’ participation in the World Cup in Russia was reduced to eight, and only six of them played any part this time. However, some had some success, with Dejan Lovren’s Croatia reaching the final after beating out England in the previous round, which included Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
However, Liverpool will only have a handful of players at this summer’s Euros, out of a total of 622 who will be selected by the 24 participating teams.
According to the official records, eight Reds will be featured, but Ozan Kabak and Gini Wijnaldum will have played their final game for the club, while Harry Wilson will be recorded under his on-loan club Cardiff City.
Is Liverpool’s lack of inclusion a devastating indictment of the state of their roster, despite the fact that its established front three, top defensive midfielder, and goalkeeper all play for non-European countries?
Rival fans will undoubtedly see it that way, ignoring the fact that Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold would have been there if not for injuries, and Joe Gomez might have easily been there as well.
With 146 English players competing in Euro 2020 – at least 55 more than any other country – the Reds may be able to take advantage of their relative lack of involvement.
After all, Xherdan Shaqiri and Neco Williams are also set to leave Anfield this summer. The summary comes to a close.