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Liverpool: The 16 Liverpool players who AREN’T on international duty this month

In total, there are 28 players who have international commitments in September, with 12 of those coming from Jurgen Klopps first-team squad.

With this weekends scheduled encounter with Chelsea postponed, Liverpools next game isnt due to take place until October 1, when Brighton will visit Anfield.

Seven of the 16 players who havent been selected to represent their countrys are injured. Caoimhin Kelleher is nearing a return to full fitness, but wasnt deemed ready for Irelands Nations League ties with Scotland and Armenia.

Ibrahima Konate made his France debut in June, but is not included in Didier Deschamps final squad before the World Cup as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Earlier this month, Klopp said he was hopeful the centre-back would return after the latest international break.

Scotsmen Andy Robertson and Calvin Ramsay remain out, with the former missing Tuesdays win over Ajax due to a knee injury and Klopp saying he will not return until after the international break at least.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to return after the break, having missed the last three matches with a hamstring injury, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a way off a return to fitness, and Curtis Jones hasnt been included in Englands under-21 squad due to an ongoing calf issue.

Elsewhere, despite his return to fitness, theres no Thiago in Spains squad to face Switzerland and Portugal, which Klopp certainly wont be complaining about!

Fabio Carvalho is another who hasnt been selected for international duty, despite impressing for Portugal under-21s earlier this year.

Joe Gomez has featured heavily for Liverpool this season, but isnt included in Englands latest squad, while Adrian, Nat Phillips, Arthur and Stefan Bajcetic will also be staying put over the next two weeks.

The same can be said of Joel Matip and James Milner, who no longer partake in international duty.

Naby Keita was named in Guineas squad to play Algeria and Ivory Coast later this month, but is not expected to to feature, with Klopp making clear that he was still recovering from injury earlier this month.

However, as of yet, theres been no communication from the Guinea FA that the midfielder will not be involved.

Disappointment for some players who have been overlooked, but from Liverpools perspective, some valuable time for players to rest and recover ahead of the clubs busy pre-World Cup schedule.

Injured: Kelleher, Konate, Robertson, Ramsay, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones

Not selected: Adrian, Gomez, Phillips, Thiago, Arthur, Bajcetic, Carvalho

Retired: Matip, Milner