Alongside the English talent on Merseyside there is a plethora of international talent who also played for their countries this week. Here is a quick round up of the games played. 

Liverpool’s Dutch spine of Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil Van Dijk suffered a 0-1 loss at home to the hands of Mexico, this was an international friendly before their away game to Bosnia in the UEFA Nations league. 

Champions League hero Divock Origi and Liverpool new boy Diogo Jota both made late substitute appearances in draws. The Belgians drawing 1-1 at home to the Ivory Coast and the Portugese playing out a goalless draw with Spain.

Everton’s Irish pair of James McCarthy and the side-lined Seamus Coleman both saw defeat in the delayed European Championship Qualifier play-off against Slovakia. After 120 mins of goalless play, it came down to a penalty shoot out which saw the Slovaks win 4-2.

However it was delight for Liverpool and Scotland captain Andrew Robertson as he helped his side to a first ever competitive penalty shootout win against Israel to set up a play-off final against Serbia, a one game shoot out for a place at Euro 2020. 

Elsewhere Everton’s Gylfi Sigurðsson scored a brace in a 2-1 victory over Romania to set up a trip to Hungary for a place at Euro 2020.

In the second round of fixtures Sigurðsson’s Iceland saw defeat at home to Denmark, a 0-3 loss in the UEFA Nations league. 

It was joy for Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson as his side made it back to back wins at home to Slovakia with a 1-0 win, putting them top of their Nations League group.

The Dutch drew 0-0 at home to Bosnia with both Wijnaldum and Van Dijk playing the full 90 minutes for their nation, this leaves them second in the group, a point behind leaders Germany.

 

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