Most football fans like to keep an eye out for their club’s players during major tournaments, but ahead of this summer’s World Cup, it seems that Liverpool supporters are relieved that only a small chunk of their team will be in Russia.
Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino will represent England and Brazil respectively, while Mohamed Salah is expected to receive a call-up to the Egypt squad, Sadio Mane should be on the plane with Senegal and Dejan Lovren could make the Croatia setup.
There are many first-team players who will not be in the competition, including Adam Lallana, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, James Milner Georginio Wijnaldum and Naby Keita.
A number of football fans nowadays pick club over country, and that seems to be the case for a few members of Liverpool’s support.
There will be less worry about players picking up injuries, meaning that Jurgen Klopp’s squad will be fresh come pre-season.
On Twitter, Liverpool supporters posted their relief that the majority of their first-team stars will be staying at home for the tournament.
Hopefully it’ll give Lallana the chance of a full preseason
— Mark Wright (@wrighty108) May 16, 2018
Defo the less the better imo
— Mike Lanigan (@MikeVader71) May 16, 2018
Don't really care about England, but hope they go far … and tire out the other teams' players hahahaha
— gnunis (@gnunis1892) May 16, 2018
Also, realistically, Egypt and Senegal aren’t going far and Bobby isn’t starting.
— Andrew Wright (@andrewwright2) May 16, 2018
Good. I couldn't give a toss about the world cup – just another opportunity for our lads to get injured before the season even kicks off.
— Uncle Ho (@unclehohoho) May 16, 2018
Make me happy 😀
— S Walsh (@WalshieLFC) May 16, 2018
Kinda relieved myself its always our players that get injured
— Scott Whitehead (@Scottywhitehead) May 16, 2018
Netherland did not qualify for world cup. Just being a bit selfish, i love the fact that some of our seniors players are not going to the world cup.
— Ogungbe Babafemi (@BabafemiOgungbe) May 16, 2018