Which Liverpool players have advanced to the Euro 2024 knockout round?

There is still a Liverpool contingent going strong at Euro 2024 as the focus shifts to the Round of 16.
Holland  v Austria  -EURO
Holland v Austria -EURO / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Wednesday's final group stage matches in Germany means that Euro 2024 has narrowed the field down to the final 16 nations vying for European glory.

Taking a look at the bracket, there is the potential for some big heavyweight matches going forward with a lot of starpower on display. Liverpool players will be adding to that star group as they have seven players in the Round of 16. Let's see who that is.

Ibrahima Konate - France

Konate has not played a single minute at these Championships thus far as the centre-back pairing of Dayot Upamecano and William Saliba has been the preferred duo.

I don't see that changing going forward barring some kind of injury as any potential momentum Ibou had coming into this tournament in the media has not shown itself to be anywhere near accurate.

Ibrahima Konate
Netherlands v France: Group D - UEFA EURO 2024 / Clive Mason/GettyImages

He very well might have the best seat in the house all the way to the Final, but it would be nice if he could get on the pitch at some point during this tournament, just for his own personal pride. Let's see if the French coaching staff agrees with this idea.

For now, Konate is rooting his countrymen on and must be ready in case of an emergency.

Trent Alexander-Arnold & Joe Gomez - England

England topped a very tame Group C with 5 points as almost every team in the group seemingly brought their C- level games to this event.

Having said that, for as much as Gareth Southgate wants to make Alexander-Arnold the scapegoat in his new midfield role, Trent has been one of the Three Lion's most productive players thus far.

Ollie Watkins, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold
England Training Session And Press Conference: Group C - UEFA EURO 2024 / Richard Pelham/GettyImages

He is still creating more chances than anybody in the squad despite being pulled off early in the first two matches and a late cameo in the group finale. Like Konate, Joe Gomez has not seen the pitch at all at Euro 2024.

His versatility could be something that helps Southgate, but it appears he is well down the pecking order and it will be a battle for him to see the pitch going forward.

However, I do think that Trent is going to be restored to the Starting XI and he could still have a match winning performance in him at some point as we look ahead for the Liverpool star.

Diogo Jota - Portugal

The Liverpool No. 20 has made two appearances at Euro 2024 for his nation and has not recorded a goal or an assist.

He has come off the bench in both his outings thus far, the tournament opening win over Czechia and Wednesday's stunning defeat to Georgia. The ever-present Cristiano Ronaldo has been preferred up-top alongside Joao Felix.

Jota's finishing ability should make him a strong option, but he is battling fitness issues once again which have done him no favors in earning a start thus far.

If he is fit and firing, you cannot rule out Jota finding the scoresheet whether off the bench or starting as that is something we have become accustomed to at Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Gravenberch and Cody Gakpo - Netherlands

Liverpool's Dutch trio have advanced into the Round of 16, albeit not in the flying way many would have expected as they finished third in their group following a shock defeat to Austria.

Gakpo has been the Red to steal the spotlight at this event as he has been playing very well on the left-wing for the Netherlands to this point. He has started all three matches and scored two good goals which is what all Liverpool fans want to see.

He's been trying his best to get the Oranje attack going with 17 passes into the box or a key play area. I'd love to see more of this projecting ahead.

Van Dijk, the Captain for Liverpool and Holland, has had an up-and-down tournament so far. He was impervious in the draw with France but was clearly off the pace in the 3-2 shocking loss against Austria.

With the Dutch squeezing through to the knockout stage, I expect his leadership to shine through and I also see him rising to the occasion as he so often does at Anfield.

Lastly, Gravenberch is the third Liverpool player at Euro 2024 to have played zero minutes in the group stage as even with a depleted Dutch midfield, he cannot even find some minutes off the bench.