While we all yearn for the return of Liverpool back in action at club level, it’s always a good thing to see Reds performing all over the globe. While them staying healthy is the top priority, we should absolutely be rooting for them to play well. Shining for your country can elevate any player’s confidence.
Let’s take a look at some of the most promising returns from the first few rounds of international matches.
Luis Diaz shines in a heartfelt moment for Colombia – Few players have had to endure the mental stresses that Lucho has had to go through over the last few weeks.
Trying to maintain professionalism do your best for a top club such as Liverpool while your father is still missing, is something no player should have to go through.
Luckily, this story had a happy ending as his father was returned safely and not only did Diaz score once, but twice in front of his father in the crowd as he inspired Colombia to a memorable win over Brazil.
He is a player that could play a huge role the rest of the way for the Reds. He will keep shining on all levels.
Darwin seals signature win for Uruguay – Few forwards have been under more scrutiny than Darwin Nunez this season. The pressure on him to make the most of every single opportunity he gets is astronomical.
So, it’s always good to see him shining in big moments. There are few moments bigger than playing the reigning World Champions.
Nunez was sent free from a terrific through ball on a counter attack and he utilized his unrivaled pace to cruise past the defense before confidently finishing past the keeper.
Salah doing Salah things for Egypt – Mo Salah was in vintage form as he secured four goals during Egypt’s 6-0 demolition of Djibouti in their World Cup qualifier.
The Egyptian national team setup relies on Salah to do almost all of the heavy lifting. He rose to the occasion as he is known to do. He has been a shining light for Liverpool this season and he is almost even more important for his country.
Few defenders at any level will want to face Mo in this vein of form.
Diogo Jota turned provider for Portugal – Jota provided the assist for Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal during Portugal’s victory in their Euro Qualifier.
He was playing in a more central attacking midfield role that allowed him the option to dictate play more which he did well.
I don’t foresee this being something he will do at Liverpool but it is another notch in his very versatile belt of roles he can play on a football pitch.