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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Mark Wakefield

Alisson, Luis Diaz and the Liverpool players Jurgen Klopp will work with in training over international break

Liverpool have a lengthy break before they return to Premier League action.

The Reds have now entered the final international break of the season, and do not play again until they meet Manchester City on April 1. That match will see Liverpool resume their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Between now and then, a large portion of Liverpool’s squad will be jetting across the globe to play for their respective countries. As many as 12 Reds stars have been called up to play international football this month.

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One player who won’t be, though, is Darwin Nunez. The striker suffered an ankle injury in the defeat to Real Madrid, and was withdrawn from the Uruguay squad as a result.

He could well return to the AXA Training Centre at some point during the international break to resume training. However, it’s far too early at this point to say the severity of the issue.

Some players will be given a brief break before returning to training later on during the break. These are players who were not called up for international duty for their respective countries.

Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Arthur Melo and Roberto Firmino were not included in the Brazil squad for the friendly against Morocco. As a result, they will hope to take part in training at some point during the break.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was also absent from Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and so will be involved at some point. He will be joined by compatriots Joe Gomez, Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner.

Other players not on international duty include Adrian, Joel Matip and Fabio Carvalho. The latter rejected a call-up to the Portugal Under-21 squad in November last year.

Klopp will also hope to work with some of the injured players at the club. Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara will aim to be involved after the international break, and the club will hope that the duo return to team training at some point before the trip to Man City.

However, Calvin Ramsay and Stefan Bajcetic are ruled out for the remainder of the season. So they o will not be taking any part in training during the international break.


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