Three Liverpool Players Who Performed Admirably For Their National Team During The International Break
Liverpool suffered a torrid time in September after managing just one win in all competitions, which came against Leicester City at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds also suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City and drew with the likes of Burnley and Newcastle United despite being the superior side.
The international break probably came at the right time for the Reds as players looked to do their national duties. Many Liverpool players were active on international duty earlier this week and some of them have been extremely impressive for their respective countries as they looked to help their side qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Let’s take a look at three Liverpool stars who stood out in the international break.
The Scottish left-back was on full show as he helped his national side to a 1-0 win over Slovakia. Formed Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel was the culprit of an own goal which helped Scotland get all three points.
Robertson played the entire 90 minutes and was a busy man on the left flank all game. The 23-year-old was also adjudged as the man of the match for his brilliant performance in the game. However, the crucial game against Slovenia turned out to be a 2-2 draw and the Scots failed to qualify for the World Cup as they had an inferior goal difference to Slovakia.
The 23-year-old German midfielder played the entire 90 minutes in the game against Azerbaijan with Germany winning 5-1 in the end. Emre Can was also managed to find the net after scoring a spectacular long-range goal from 30 yards out.
In 18 appearances, this was Emre Can’s first ever goal for Germany. The 23-year-old enjoyed a well rounded performance in the No.6 role with 86% pass accuracy, completing 126 passes. Can also made three successful tackles and had more than 130 touches of the ball.
The 25-year-old winger made history for Egypt after scoring the decisive penalty against Congo to help his nation qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for the first time since 1991. Salah scored both goals in his country’s 2-1 win and sent the entire nation into celebration.
People all over Egypt celebrated their win as their hero, Mohamed Salah kept their World Cup hopes alive. The Liverpool star has certainly had a great campaign so far and will only hope to get better.