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Liverpool’s winners & losers from March worldwide break

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Liverpool gamers have been on worldwide responsibility the world over this month, with the majority concerned in pleasant video games however the closing Euro 2024 qualifiers additionally occurring.

For lots, it was a optimistic expertise, both with milestone achievements, long-awaited resurgence or simply good outcomes. However a couple of others will not look again on these video games with fond reminiscences.

Listed here are the largest winners and losers within the Liverpool squad in the course of the March worldwide break.

Conor Bradley

Conor Bradley opened his worldwide account / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Conor Bradley has been established with Northern Eire longer than he has with Liverpool, however loved a global milestone this month together with his first objective. It was the one objective of a formidable victory over a Scotland facet that certified strongly for Euro 2024.

“I am over the moon. I have been dreaming for fairly some time about scoring my first worldwide objective,” he mentioned afterwards. “I do not assume in any of my goals it was that good a objective however I am buzzing.”

Joe Gomez

It has been a very long time coming for Joe Gomez / Alex Livesey – Danehouse/GettyImages

As soon as upon a time, it seemed as if Joe Gomez was destined to be an England common for years to come back. However accidents have ravaged his profession and it has taken a very long time to get again thus far.

Recalled to the squad for the primary time in three and a half years, the Liverpool defender got here off the bench in opposition to Brazil after which began in opposition to Belgium. If there may be ever a time to play your approach right into a nationwide workforce squad, it is within the months earlier than a serious event.

Andy Robertson

Andrew Robertson limped out of Scotland’s second sport / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Andrew Robertson’s first worldwide appearances since dislocating his shoulder in a Euro 2024 qualifier in opposition to Spain in October did not go properly. His Scotland misplaced twice of their friendlies, closely in opposition to the Netherlands after which in opposition to Northern Eire.

The left-back did not end the latter sport due to an ankle harm. It may rule him out of the Brighton sport on the weekend, however should not trigger any extra issues than that.

Luis Diaz

This was a particular second for Luis Diaz / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Luis Diaz contributed to back-to-back Colombia wins over Spain and Romania, with the South American nation now unbeaten in additional than two years since February 2022.

He assisted the one objective within the victory in opposition to Spain, whereas the sport was additionally particular as a result of it was the primary time the Liverpool winger had captained his nation. Diaz did not retain the armband for the Romania sport however did play over an hour of that sport too.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah was afforded a while off / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah has missed quite a lot of video games since a hamstring harm prematurely ended his Africa Cup of Nations marketing campaign in January. So when he requested to not be included in Egypt’s squad for a pleasant event in UAE, that was the most effective final result for each him and Liverpool.

Being absolutely match and properly rested goes to be very important for the ultimate stretch of the season.

Kostas Tsimikas isn't going to Euro 2024

Kostas Tsimikas is not going to Euro 2024 / VANO SHLAMOV/GettyImages

On paper, Greece ought to have booked their place at Euro 2024 this month. The 2004 champions would have been licking their lips when drawn right into a qualifying play-off semi-final with Kazakhstan, adopted by a closing in opposition to Georgia, ranked practically 30 locations decrease on the planet standings by FIFA.

Kostas Tsimikas performed each minute of each video games. However whereas the semi-final in opposition to Kazakhstan was comfortably 5-0, it was 0-0 over 120 minutes in opposition to Georgia, who then gained on penalties.

Dominik Szoboszlai's Hungary are on an excellent run

Dominik Szoboszlai’s Hungary are on a wonderful run / Anadolu/GettyImages

Dominik Szoboszlai has now had eight direct objective involvements (5 targets, three assists) in his final 5 Hungary appearances stretching again to October. What’s extra, the nationwide workforce is unbeaten in 14 video games for the reason that Liverpool midfielder was handed the captaincy in November 2022.

This month, Szoboszlai scored the one objective within the victory in opposition to Turkey and one other within the 2-0 win over Kosovo. He hasn’t even missed a minute for his nation since March final 12 months.

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