Liverpool at Copa America: Knockout pathways revealed for all four players

  • Copa America is near the conclusion of its group-stage play
  • Liverpool have four players in total at Copa America
  • What are the scenarios for the Liverpool players in Copa knockouts?
Argentina v Canada - CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024
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Liverpool has four players at this edition of Copa America, which is being hosted in the United States. Those players being Alexis Mac Allister of Argentina, Alisson of Brazil, Darwin Nunez of Uruguay and Luis Diaz of Colombia. With the group stage action wrapping up in the coming days, what are the knockout pathways looking for every player?

Liverpool at Copa America: Knockout pathways revealed for all four players

Alexis Mac Allister: Argentina poised to face winner of Ecuador vs Mexico

Mathematically speaking, Alexis Mac Allister and Argentina could still face any Group B opponent in the quarter-finals. However, one outcome is emerging as likely based on current standings and upcoming matches. Ecuador and Mexico face off, with the two national teams sitting second and third in Group B. Each team's placement will hinge on how Venezuela fares against Jamaica, which is a match the South American side should finish with three points.

In this event, a win or draw for Ecuador will see Alexis Mac Allister face off against former teammates Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan and Jeremy Sarmiento from Brighton. If Mexico wins, Mac Allister will play against El Tri for the first time since the World Cup when Argentina won in group-stage play.

Mac Allister and Argentina cruised to a first-place finish in Group A of Copa America, capturing all nine points. The Liverpool midfielder was rested against Peru in Argentina's final group-stage match after going the full 90 against both Chile and Canada.

Alisson and Darwin Nunez: Red hot Colombia could force Brazil to face Uruguay

Group D leaders Colombia, with Liverpool's Luis Diaz, will take on Alisson's Brazil in the final matchday of group stage play. Colombia has not lost since February 2022 and needs just a draw to secure the top spot in this group.

Brazil are coming off a big win over lowly Paraguay. Still, their draw earlier against Costa Rica raised big concerns over whether they are even the second-best team in the tournament. Should Brazil fail to win against Colombia, it would set them up with a quarter-final matchup versus Uruguay and Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, who have clinched a first-place spot in Group C, barring a massive goal differential swing in an unlikely loss to the USA.

Luis Diaz: Colombia likely to face a CONCACAF opponent

As mentioned, Colombia who are one of the most in-form teams in international football are in good shape heading into their massive game against Brazil. A draw would be enough for Colombia to finish top of their group, and set them up with a match against the second-place team in Group C.

The second-place team in Group C is almost certainly going to be a team from CONCACAF, as the United States and Panama aim to secure a knockout spot. The USA face an uphill battle to face Liverpool's Luis Diaz as the Americans take on Bielsa's Uruguay while Panama just need to beat Bolivia.

With four players, all playing for respectable national teams in Copa America, not only is it very likely Liverpool will have a player in the final, the chances of a Red winning Copa America also seem relatively high. The last Liverpool players to win Copa America where Roberto Firmino and Alisson in 2019 with Brazil.