Which Liverpool players will play at Euro 2024?

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Liverpool will be well represented at the 2024 European Championship in Germany, with at least eight players nailed on to feature for their respective nations.

A quick look at the latest Euro 2024 odds suggests one of them may even return home with a winners’ medal if all goes to plan this summer.

England, France, Portugal and Netherlands all have Liverpool players in their respective squads and are towards the top of the ante-post market.

Read on as we take a closer look at Liverpool’s probable Euro 2024 contingent, kicking off with a couple of players who face a fight to start for their country.

England face Alexander-Arnold conundrum

Liverpool fans love Trent Alexander-Arnold and many of them are baffled why England manager Gareth Southgate repeatedly overlooks him.

The 25-year-old has won just 23 caps for the Three Lions after being unable to nail down the right-back role in the face of some stiff competition.

Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker and Reece James are all ahead of Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order, while Ben White would be in contention if he made himself available for selection.

Southgate previously attempted to use Alexander-Arnold in a midfield role, effectively replicating how Jurgen Klopp has often utilised him for Liverpool.

However, the experiment did not really work at international level, which has left the Reds star without a true role in Southgate’s negative England set-up.

From a midfield perspective, you would be hard-pushed to argue he should feature ahead of Kobbie Mainoo or Adam Wharton, both of whom are more suited to that position.

Alexander Arnold’s chances of starting at right-back are also fairly limited, although injuries to the players in front of him may open the door this summer.

Teammate Joe Gomez could scupper his hopes, with Southgate’s penchant for being overly cautious likely to result in him choosing the safer option if needed.

While both players are expected to feature in the England squad, their chances of consistently featuring in the starting XI look fairly remote.

Van Dijk on a mission with the Netherlands

Liverpool Virgil van Dijk played a key role in dragging the Netherlands to Euro 2024, netting a late penalty in a crucial qualifying game in Greece.

His team is considered to be one of the ‘dark horses’ this summer, but limitations in the dugout could hinder their hopes of lifting the trophy.

Ronald Koeman inherited a talented squad from Louis van Gaal after their run to the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals, but he has failed to get the best out of them.

Van Dijk often looks frustrated at international level, with his teammates regularly failing to deliver what many people think they are capable of achieving.

Although the Netherlands have plenty of quality options in defence and midfield, Koeman has been unable to find the right balance in attack.

His insistence on starting Wout Weghorst as the central striker will prevent his team from lifting the trophy as he is simply not good enough at the highest level.

Bologna forward Joshua Zirkzee would be a more dynamic option if Koeman fielded him alongside Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons.

Gakpo has had a mixed season with Liverpool but is a potent attacking weapon for the Netherlands when is in the mood.

The Liverpool stars should help the Oranje progress to the knockout stage, but a quarter-final exit may be as good as it gets for them.

Konate or Jota could return to Liverpool with the trophy

The best hopes of a Liverpool player claiming Euro 2024 glory likely rest on the shoulders of Ibrahima Konate and Diogo Jota.

Konate will be part of a supremely talented France squad that appears to have all the necessary ingredients to go all the way in Germany.

They were superb during qualifying and a recent friendly defeat against this summer’s hosts has done little to dampen enthusiasm about their chances.

With Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe expected to be in contention for the Golden Boot, Les Blues will be extremely difficult to stop this summer.

Jota also has a good chance of emerging victorious with Portugal, particularly if Cristiano Ronaldo produces the goods in his major tournament swansong.

Portugal posted a 100 percent record during the qualification phase, and should give punters a good run for their money in Germany.

Andy Robertson (Scotland) and Dominik Szoboszlai (Hungary) complete Liverpool’s Euro 2024 contingent and both will play key roles for their respective nations.

However, with the pair landing in Group A alongside Germany and Switzerland, Szoboszlai probably has the best chance of making it beyond the opening phase.

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