Liverpool players are involved in various internationals this weekend – here’s a round-up of how they’ve fared.
Steven Gerrard played 70 minutes for England in their 4-0 win over Northern Ireland. Jamie Carragher was an unused substitute, with ex-red Michael Owen scoring one of the goals.
In the same qualifying group, Jerzy Dudek kept a clean sheet in Warsaw as Poland won 8-0 against Azerbaijan.
Wednesday sees England and Poland switch opponents.
Former red player John Toshack, and his assistant Roy Evans – former Liverpool manager suffered a defeat in their first game in charge of Wales. Austria beat them 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium.
The Czech Republic and Finland were involved in what sounds like an exciting game, with the Czechs just taking the three points in a 4-3 win. Liverpool’s Milan Baros had put the Czechs ahead after 7 minutes, but he was taken off after 53 minutes – we hope there’s not another injury worry for Liverpool. Liverpool’s Sami Hyypia played the whole game for Finland and his ex-Red team-mate Jari Litmanen scored Finland’s first goal.
Steve Finnan started for the Republic of Ireland in their
5:50pm kick-off in Israel. Half-time score was 1-0 to the Republic.