Club Focus – Liverpool – Internationals rescued, but at what cost?

International breaks aren’t much fun at the best of times. They invariably consist of a week-long absence from football, during which assorted England players will be selected at random to sit in front of a collection of microphones on a daily basis, spouting platitudes about ‘competition for places’ and ‘not taking them lightly.’ This is followed by teams from around the world playing two games in five days that are sometimes interesting, but rarely match the pace and intensity of club football and, in particular, of the Premier League. You don’t need to be a part of the French squad to recognize the d

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