Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard Among 20 Liverpool Players Reporting for International Duty


Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard Among 20 Liverpool Players Reporting for International DutyTwenty players will be on duty for their national teams over the next fortnight as Liverpool’s season takes a brief hiatus for the international break.

With 2014 World Cup qualifiers among the many matches scheduled, a number of Reds departed Merseyside following Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson are with Roy Hodgson‘s England as it begins its quest to reach Brazil in two years’ time with a trip to Moldova on Friday before it plays host to Ukraine next Tuesday.

Joe Allen will be involved for Wales in its World Cup qualifying home clash with Belgium and the trip to Serbia, while Fabio Borini will hope to figure for Italy against Bulgaria and Malta.

Martin Skrtel and Slovakia take on Lithuania and Liechtenstein, while Daniel Agger will face the Czech Republic with Denmark in Copenhagen on Saturday and Pepe Reina is with the Spain squad for its trip to Georgia next week.

Fresh from making his Liverpool debut at the weekend, loan star Nuri Sahin has been included in the Turkey squad to face Holland in Amsterdam on Friday and then Estonia in Istanbul.

Away from Europe, Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates have been named in the Uruguay squad that faces a trip to Colombia before it welcomes Ecuador to Montevideo in World Cup qualifying.

Brad Jones will be aiming to help Australia secure a return to winning ways in its matches in Lebanon and Jordan, while Oussama Assaidi will be involved with Morocco as it tackles Mozambique in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a clutch of the club’s youngsters will be involved in European U21 Championship qualifying.

Martin Kelly, Jordan Henderson and Jonjo Shelvey have been selected in Stuart Pearce‘s squad for the fixtures with Azerbaijan in Baku (Thursday) and Norway at Chesterfield (Monday).

Danny Wilson is with the Scotland U21s for its showdowns with Luxemburg and Austria, while Peter Gulacsi will hope for a place between the sticks for Hungary’s home matches with the Republic of Ireland and Liechtenstein.

Finally, Adam Morgan and Raheem Sterling will be involved in England U19s’ friendly with Germany in Hamburg on Thursday.

They will line up against new Reds teammate Samed Yesil, who is with Germany U19s for the match with the Three Lions, as well as Wales.

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