Ranking four Liverpool players most likely to shine for their nations this summer

  • With various Reds headed off to play different roles in their national teams, let's talk about who could have a summer to remember. 
  • Several Liverpool players could play pivotal roles for their nations during the summer
  • There are some Reds that are better positioned to have a massive impact at the Euros
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One of the most exciting parts of following a massive club like Liverpool is the collection of talent we see week in and week out, with star players pulled from not just England or even Europe, but all across the World.

Because of this, there are plenty of Reds called up for international duty whenever big tournaments are on the schedule, and thus lots to follow even though Liverpool won't play again until August.

Currently, five Reds are captains of their national teams, and of those five, three will be active at this summer's Euro and Copa America tournaments.

Beyond that group, even more Liverpool players will be at the heart of their national teams' efforts to secure glory for country in their attempts to dethrone Italy and Argentina as continental champions.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the four who are most likely to have a big summer, most notably ones who should have a better year than they just did with Liverpool.

4. Cody Gakpo - Netherlands

Gakpo's inclusion here shouldn't be a shocker- after all, Liverpool bought him in the first place due to a phenomenal showing for his country at the 2022 World Cup.

Cody Gakpo
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He showed his versatility by playing a few positions across the front line and midfield, but one thing he never showed was an ability to be a sole striker, which is precisely what has so often been asked of him as he's struggled for the Reds.

It's worth noting that down the stretch this year, Cody has excelled when allowed to play as a left wing, seemingly a much more natural position with him.

The Netherlands should afford him the chance to play in that spot, or something similar, and in their squad, he's the perfect balance of important enough to receive the most opportunities of anyone, yet not so alone that defenses can swarm him.

Expect another strong tournament out of the Dutchman, for a team that really could go quite a long way in the event.