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FIFA World Cup 2018: Liverpool Players At The World Cup2 min read

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In total, Liverpool has eight players who—barring an untimely injury—will be involved with their respective nations’ final squad of 23. Let’s take a look at who they are:

Belgium: 

Simon Mignolet: 

The shot-stopper has been a regular in the Belgium squad playing second fiddle to Chelsea man, Courtois. His experience will be extremely helpful for the Belgium squad and his penalty saving abilities are second to none in the Belgium squad.

Brazil:

Roberto Firmino:

Bobby, as he is lovingly known in Liverpool, has made the Brazilian National Team but looks like he will play a supporting role to Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus. However, the two have very different playing styles and the manager can use them according to his tactics and formations. nonetheless, he is an integral part of the Brazilian squad in Russia.

Croatia:

Dejan Lovren:

The centre-back has really come into his own towards the back end of the season and will hope to carry on his exceptional form to Russia. He will play a key role behind the highly rated midfield led by Luca Modric. 

Jordan Henderson:

The Liverpool skipper was a sure selection in the 23 man squad but isn’t sure of a start. With the likes of Eric Dyer and Delle Alli, his presence in the midfield depends on the defensive setup that Southgate will choose to deploy. 

Trent Alexander Arnold:
The 18-Year-old starlet has been the find of the season for Liverpool at the right back spot. He’s been a revelation with his darting runs and pinpoints crosses down the right wing. He too isn’t assured of a place in the starting line up and will be competing with Trippier for the spot.

Serbia:

Marko Grujic:

He was a surprise call-up but has immense potential. he could be Serbia’s wild cards at the world cup as he has proven to be an impact player on loan at Cardiff City. 

Senegal:

Sadio Mane:

One of Liverpool’s most important player’s will now wear his National colors and will perform a much more important role. He will have the Nations burden on his shoulders as they are placed in an even looking group. The pacey winger has time and again proven what he is capable of in a Red shirt and now must do the same in his National colors at the World Cup.

Egypt:

Mohammed Salah:

The Egyptian King needs no introduction. After single-handedly taking his country to Russia, he will now take it upon himself to take them as far as possible in the competition. He has proven in the past that he is capable of pulling off miraculous goals and now he’s Egypt’s sporting idol. The Egyptians will hope he has the same impact and that their Egyptian god will take them all the way.

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