Which Liverpool Players Could Play at Euro 2024?

The 24 sides who will feature at Euro 2024 in Germany have been decided with the last three (Poland, Ukraine and Georgia) earning their places through the play-offs. There will now be many an eager player attempting to cement their position in their country’s squad for the Euros, but which of the current Liverpool crop are likely to take part in Europe’s showpiece event?

In this article, we’ll first take a look at the likely (or possible) options for Gareth Southgate from the Liverpool squad as he attempts to build a tournament-winning group. We’ll then cast the net further to see which other Reds players could be on the plane to Germany to play for other nations.

Note that all stats (such as age and the number of player caps) are correct at the time of writing, 28th March 2024.

Liverpool Players Who Could Feature for England at Euro 2024

Trent & Gomez
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Eric The Fish | Wikipedia) & Joe Gomez (Эдгар Брещанов | Wikipedia)

Southgate took two Liverpool players to the last major tournament (Qatar 2022) in the form of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson. We think there’ll be just two Liverpool players joining the Three Lions squad for Euro 2024 too.

Once again, the magical, versatile, though under deployed, Alexander-Arnold is all but certain to be there. Joining him, we predict, with be Joe Gomez. He wasn’t exactly outstanding in England’s recent duo of Wembley friendly matches against Brazil and Belgium, but none of the backline really shone, and the fact Southgate brought him on early in the game for the injured John Stones suggests the England boss holds Gomez in high esteem.

Of the rest of the English players in the Liverpool squad, this tournament has come too soon for the likes of Jarell Quansah and other young Reds, whilst we suspect Henderson will also miss out. But both Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott have been doing good things at England Under-21 level and might be in contention if a few injuries deprive England of their usual midfielders. Realistically though, we think it will be just Gomez and Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool Players Who Could Feature for Other Sides at Euro 2024

As usual, the Reds have plenty of non-English internationals among their squad, and though some of those are also non-European, there are plenty who should feature in the Euros. Here are the main contenders to appear at Euro 2024.

Player Age Position National Side Caps
Virgil van Dijk 32 Defender Netherlands 66
Ibrahima Konaté 24 Defender France 14
Andy Robertson 30 Defender Scotland 69
Dominik Szoboszlai 23 Midfielder Hungary 40
Ryan Gravenberch 21 Midfielder Netherlands 11
Cody Gakpo 24 Forward Netherlands 23
Diogo Jota 27 Forward Portugal 36

Which Liverpool Players Have the Best Chance to Win Euro 2024?

Well, Trent and Gomez, of course! But what about the others?

Dutch Likely to Underperform… Again

Netherlands flagThe Dutch trio of Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Gravenberch and Cody Gakpo could have a tough time of things in Group D… aka the Group of Death. Netherlands face world champions France, up-and-coming Austria and the always-tricky Poland in their group.

The Dutch kick off their campaign against Poland who are probably the weakest opponents in the group, and if they win that and get something against France in the next one, they shouldn’t be far away from making it through to the knockout phase. But the Dutch haven’t performed so well at the Euros in recent times. They failed to qualify for the 2016 tournament and went out at the group stage in 2012. They made it to the last 16 in 2020 (2021), but went out to the little-fancied Czech Republic. In short, we can’t see Ronald Koeman’s men going all the way.

Group A Tricky for Scotland, Hungary Have a Chance

Hungary flagScotland’s Andy Robertson is likely to appear for his country in the opening match of the tournament against hosts Germany. With the home nation, the fast-improving Hungary and Switzerland (who are generally a pain in the backside to beat at the best of times) in Group A, we can’t see the Scots progressing.

Hungary have a fair chance, however, and in Dominik Szoboszlai, they have one of the game’s rising world stars. Whether the Liverpool player has enough quality around him for Hungary to make it to the semis or beyond is another matter, however. They did thrash England 4-0 not all that long ago though!

Portugal Possible Dark Horses

Portugal flagDiogo Jota has scored 12 goals in 36 appearances for Portugal and though he hasn’t been exactly prolific for his country in recent times, he should have done just about enough to make it into the Euros squad. And whether he does or not, Roberto Martinez’s side have a fair chance of going far in the tournament.

The former Everton and Belgium boss has plenty of tournament experience now and he led Portugal to win 10 out of 10 qualifying games, the only side with a 100% record. Okay, their group wasn’t as tough as some (with Slovakia and Iceland being the toughest opponents), but they only conceded two goals in those 10 games and scored 36.

They’ve also fallen very much on their feet in the draw as their group contains relatively weak opponents: Turkey, Georgia and Czech Republic. Win Group F and Portugal will face a third-placed side from another group and then they’d be against a runner-up in the quarters (probably either Slovakia or Netherlands). Could Cristiano Ronaldo add a second European Championship to his bulging silverware collections before he hangs up his boots? It’s certainly feasible, and if Jota is fit, which is not guaranteed, we fancy he’ll make it to Germany.

Can Anyone Looks Past France?

France flagRealistically, as much as we’d like to suggest England (and Alexander-Arnold and Gomez) will be celebrating on 14th July, we think there’s a better chance that France will win their third European title (to draw level with Spain and Germany).

Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konaté should feature in the squad and is likely to play a key role for Didier Deschamps. He didn’t play in France’s recent friendly defeat to host Germany, but he was present for his side’s 3-2 victory over Chile and looked assured.

But What About England?

England flagOkay, we don’t want to jinx things, but maybe, just maybe it’s time for England to win another major trophy. Although they looked a little ragged at the back against Brazil recently, their attacking play was still very promising and they controlled large parts of the game against Belgium a few days later.

Quite a few stars will need to align for Southgate to lead his players to glory in Germany, not least for his Liverpool contingent to ensure there are no mistakes at the back. So how about Alexander-Arnold banging in an 89th-minute winner against Germany in the final? We can but dream.