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Football News: Summary of how Liverpool FC players performed for their national teams Part 2

Summary of how Liverpool FC players performed for their national teams Part 2
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Most of the action for Liverpool players in the second week of meaningless international football matches was centred on the England v Switzerland game at the King Power Stadium.

Trent Alexander-Arnold played 78 mins at right wingback and as in the World Cup certainly didn't look out of place on the international stage. He was again on freekick duty, put some dangerous balls into the box and brought one save out of Sommer. He did make one defensive error but it wasn't punished by the Swiss.

Xherdan Shaqiri played 80 mins and was a threat throughout but missed a couple of good chances to score.

Jordan Henderson came on in the 68th to help see out a fairly unexhilarating contest.

Joe Gomez sat safely on the bench throughout as did our Brazilian trio who were able to put their feet up and watch The seleção thump El Salvador 5-0 at FedExField, Maryland, USA.

Andy Robertson again captained his country but this time was able to savour a win and a clean sheet as Scotland beat Albania 2-0 at Hampden Park in the nations league. Robertson was somewhat wasteful in the first half, taking the wrong option a few times and probably should've had a shot or two instead of passing. However,

he did give them a good wide-left option, as he does for Liverpool, and improved in the second half, putting some dangerous balls into the box including a beauty for the first goal. One explosive run up the wing and perfect cutback for McGregor was particularly tasty. Scotland are a very limited side and it's true Albania were dreadful, but the captaincy looks like it will only give Robbo more and more confidence. I'm really impressed with how much he's grown as a player and person in just one year and can only see him kicking on from here and getting better and better.


Dom Solanke played the full 90 in England U21s 2-1 win in Latvia. He had a pretty poor game, however, only managing 3 wayward shots off target and giving away 4 fouls.

Corey Whelan played 90 for the Republic of Ireland U21s, although he may wish he hadn't as they were demolished 6-0 by their German counterparts.

Kamil Grabara kept goal for Poland U21s again in their 3-1 win over Finland

Rafa Camacho came off the bench for Portugal U19s in their 3-1 defeat to Italy.

The main thing is that all players (bar Lallana) seem set to come back fit and healthy.

Written by Jurgen Meister September 12 2018 12:42:28


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