International break round-up: How well did the Liverpool FC players perform for their countries?

It was a memorable international break for various Liverpool FC players, as the qualification stages for the 2016 UEFA European Championship came to an end.

With the chaos and excitement of Jürgen Klopp's arrival dominating the headlines back on Merseyside, several of the Reds' representatives helped to secure their country's place in the 2016 Euros next summer.

Ings makes England debut as Three Lions finish with a flourish

James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne played the full 90 minutes in England's 2-0 Wembley win over Estonia, whilst Adam Lallana played for 73 minutes - as goals from Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling gave Roy Hodgson's men a comfortable victory in their first game of two.

Danny Ings, fresh from scoring three goals in five games for his club, then made his international debut for the Three Lions just three days later. After sitting out the first of their back-to-back fixtures, Ings made his bow away at Lithuania - replacing goalscorer Harry Kane after 59 minutes.

Lallana was also in the side, and though he didn't officially register an assist, he played a vital role in one of the goals - as he delightfully flicked the ball into the path of Kane, whose shot rebounded off the post and off the back of the goalkeeper before hitting the back of the net, whilst Ings had a good shot saved by Giedrius Arlauskis.

Right-back Clyne was an unused substitute, whilst Milner was not involved in the matchday squad, as Hodgson's charges completed a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 in qualifying for next summer's tournament in France.

Young Englishmen enjoy respective successes

In England's younger ranks, Joe Gomez and Jordon Ibe - who were challenged to impress new manager Klopp by boss Gareth Southgate - played 80 minutes and 65 minutes respectively of their U21 European Championship qualifying clash with Kazakhstan. They won 3-0, with both players having a quiet game, but Gomez was brought off through injury late on.

Further down the ranks, Jordan Rossiter and Sheyi Ojo both featured for their country's U19s, who played out a goalless draw against Italy to top their qualifying group with an unbeaten record. Rossiter played the full 90, with Ojo coming off at half-time. The bright winger, out on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, was unlucky not to open the scoring in the first-half when his shot rattled off the crossbar as they sealed their qualification to the elite round of the U19 Euros qualifying stage, with an unbeaten record.

Otherwise, Ryan Kent enjoyed a great two-week break, though his England U20 side narrowly missed out on silverware. He featured in their consecutive victories over Holland and Turkey, playing 82 minutes and the full 90, scoring in the 80th minute of the latter before a 91st minute winner gave them a second win.

Their final game of the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup, saw Keith Downing's team take on Germany - but they couldn't register a third straight win as the home side edged a narrow 1-0 win to take the trophy.

Joy for various Reds as they seal Euros qualification

Across the continent, Martin Skrtel had a good fortnight as Slovakia reached the Euros via the runners-up spot in Group C.

They suffered a setback in their first game, being defeated 1-0 at home by Belarus, as Skrtel was booked - but they made amends at Luxembourg as the experienced defender captained his side to a 4-2 victory. 

Racing into a 3-0 lead before the break, the hosts pulled two goals back in the second-half but the Slovaks made sure of qualification with a late goal as Spain's 1-0 win in Ukraine helped them to second place in the group.

Saturday night proved a memorable one for Joe Allen, Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi as both Wales and Belgium secured their qualification.

Allen played for 85 minutes, with Danny Ward - out on loan at Aberdeen - on the bench, as Chris Coleman's side reached their first major finals of a tournament in 57 years despite the fact that they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Despite that, Israel's 2-1 loss to Cyprus ensured that Wales qualified with one game to spare - as they celebrated reaching the tournament in front of their home fans with a 2-0 win over Andorra, though Allen didn't come off the bench.

Meanwhile, in the same group the Belgians - minus the injured Christian Benteke, qualified with ease as Mignolet came in for the injured Thibaut Courtois and played the full 90 minutes as they thrashed Andorra 4-1 away from home, though Origi stayed on the bench.

They followed that up with a 3-1 win over Israel on Tuesday night, as Mignolet again played the full 90 minutes - conceding in the 88th minute to deny him a clean sheet. Origi replaced Everton's Romelu Lukaku shortly after the hour, but did not play a part in any of their goals.

Several uninvolved for countries

In Group F, Adam Bogdan was an unused substitute in Hungary's two games - as Gabor Kiraly kept the sticks for a 2-1 win over Faroe Islands and an enthralling 4-3 defeat to Greece as they finished in their group's play-off spot.

For Germany, Emre Can earned a recall to Joachim Löw's senior squad but did not take part in either of their two games as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against the Republic of Ireland before unconvincingly beating Georgia 2-1 to book their place at the Euros.

Finally, Mamadou Sakho was involved in France's 4-0 friendly win over Armenia, but was not as solid as he has been for his club in recent weeks. He gifted the away side a two-on-one opportunity late on, which his opponents wasted, and picked up a yellow card. He then sat out of their 2-1 win away at Denmark as an unused sub a few days later. 

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