Five Liverpool stars receive Euro 2024 call-ups as Ibrahima Konaté discovers fate

Ibrahima Konate smiles during a Liverpool training session
Ibrahima Konaté has been called up to France's squad for Euro 2024 -Credit:Getty Images

Ibrahima Konaté has been called up to France’s squad for this summer’s Euro 2024, taking the total of confirmed Liverpool players at this year’s tournament to five.

Although he has found himself out of favor for the Reds in recent weeks, Konaté’s call-up is no surprise. The defender has been a regular member of Didier Deschamps’ side, and will be vying for a start alongside the likes of William Saliba, Jules Koundé and Dayot Upamecano.

France will begin the tournament on June 17 against Austria, before taking on the Netherlands and Poland in their other Group D games. That second game could see Konaté come up against three of his Liverpool teammates, with Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Ryan Gravenberch having been names in Ronald Koeman’s provisional squad.

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Elsewhere, Dominik Szoboszlai has been called up by Hungary. The midfielder will captain his country in Germany, and could come up against Andy Robertson when Hungary takes on Scotland in its final Group A match.

More Liverpool stars will be expected to join their teammates at this summer’s Euros. Trent Alexander-Arnold will almost certainly be in the England squad, and he could be joined by Joe Gomez, while Diogo Jota will likely be in Portugal’s squad.

It’s not just the Euros that are taking place this summer. Alisson Becker, Alexis Mac Allister, Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez will all likely be involved at the Copa América, which is being held in the United States this year.

The international calendar could prove a slight issue for Arne Slot though as he takes charge of Liverpool this summer. Players involved with their countries will likely be given some time off before reporting back for duty at the AXA Training Centre, meaning the new boss may be without some of his stars for the start of pre-season. says: Liverpool fans will no doubt be impatient to get the new era underway at Anfield once the summer rolls around. The Euros and Copa América should keep us entertained, although Slot might well be watching them with his fingers crossed that all of his stars return unscathed.