Date: 5th September 2014 at 3:36pm
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A host of international friendlies have taken place involving Liverpool players over the past 48 hours…

No fewer than seven Reds have featured in fixtures for their respective national teams in recent days.

On Wednesday night all four of Liverpool’s England contingent played in a lacklustre 1-0 win over Norway at Wembley.

The only goal of the game was scored by new captain Wayne Rooney; the Manchester United man converting a 68th minute penalty awarded for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

The Anfield winger, who most observers named Man of the Match, played the full 90 minutes alongside club mate Jordan Henderson.

Daniel Sturridge also started the encounter before being replaced in the final minute by striking colleague Rickie Lambert.

Elsewhere, on Thursday night, Mamadou Sakho impressed as the French shutout Spain in Paris to record a 1-0 victory courtesy of Loic Remy’s 73rd minute strike.

The 24-year-old successfully shackled in-form Chelsea striker Diego Costa who has netted four times in three appearances since making a £32m move to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid.

Sakho’s centre-back partner in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Dejan Lovren, also went the full 90 and recorded a clean sheet as Croatia beat Cyprus 2-0.

Another side to triumph by the scoreline were Belgium, with Australia on the receiving end in Liege. New Reds recruit Divock Origi, currently on-loan at Lille, featured for 80 minutes.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was an unused substitute for Marc Wilmots’ side.

Creative maestro Philippe Coutinho could feature on Saturday when Brazil take on Columbia in new boss Dunga’s first game back in charge of the Samba Stars.

There are also a host of Euro2016 qualifiers taking place over the coming days and we will keep you abreast of any Liverpool-related involvement.

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