Liverpool field team with 11 different nationalities

Liverpool field team with 11 different nationalities

LFC set a new club record today when the Starting XI for the game against Brentford featured eleven players from eleven different countries.

Liverpool FC History | Learn about the moments that shaped LFC, from legendary players, to record breakers and dfining games  | LFC - Back On Our Perch

We all know that football is a multi-cultural sport, but Liverpool took that to a whole new level on Saturday when their Starting XI featured players from eleven different countries!  Indeed, yesterday's lineup set a new club record, as it was the first time that Liverpool have fielded such a diverse Starting XI in a league match.

Even though Liverpool's squad features players from nineteen different countries, it's very rare to have only one player from each nation in the starting lineup.  For instance, Liverpool has always had a strong core of local players, meaning there would usually be at least two or three English players in the team.  In more recent years, Alisson, Fabinho, and Firmino have been mainstays of the side, meaning there were always three Brazilians in the Starting XI.

Of course, football managers select their teams based on their player's skills and abilities, not their nationality, and it's unlikely that Jurgen Klopp was even aware of the record he was setting.  In fact, if it wasn't for injuries to several key players, yesterday's record would not have happened.  That's because Trent Alexander-Arnold would usually start at right-back, rather than Conor Bradley.  Trent is English, as is Curtis Jones, who was also in the Starting XI, which would have prevented the record from being set.

Read on below to see the full list of nationalities from yesterday's squad.

Liverpool FC History | Record Breakers, History Makers and much more | LFC - Back On Our Perch

Liverpool Starting XI vs Brentford - 17th February 2024

Kelleher - Republic of Ireland
Bradley - Northern Ireland
Konate - France
Van Dijk - Netherlands
Robertson - Scotland
Jones - English
Endo - Japan
Mac Allister - Argentina
Diaz - Colombia
Jota - Portugal
Nunez - Uruguay

Will yesterday's record ever be repeated?  Possibly.  With injuries to Jota and Jones, Klopp will need to make changes to his side for Wednesday's game against Luton Town at Anfield.  Mo Salah will probably start in place of Jota, whilst Harvey Elliot could play in midfield.  That would again mean eleven different nationalities in the Starting XI.  More likely, however, is Ryan Gravenberch or Cody Gakpo both starting, which would mean two or even three Dutch players in the same side.

If you liked the article 'Liverpool field team with 11 different nationalities', then please like and share this page with your friends, or leave a comment below.

For all the latest Liverpool FC news - visit our dedicated news page, where you'll find breaking news, match reports, transfer gossip, injury news and much more.

Looking to earn some extra money?  Earn cash online by completing surveys, testing products, and playing mobile games with Swagbucks.  Sign up for Free and start Earning today!

#LFC #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #YNWA #TheReds #LFCBackOnOurPerch #Anfield #Football

... About The Author ...

Peter Farrell :: LFC - Back On Our Perch Author and Editor

Peter Farrell - Editor and Chief Article Writer, LFC - Back On Our Perch
Articles written by Author :: 500

Lifelong fan with a passion for all things Liverpool. First memory of football is watching John Barnes score a dramatic last minute equaliser in the FA Cup when he was 4. Feels lucky to be a part of the 'Klopp' era.

Other articles about LFC's History that you might like to read...

  • LFC to mark 35th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Tragedy
    April 15th, 2024 will mark the 35th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Tragedy, where 97 Liverpool fans lost their lives.  Ahead of today's game against Crystal Palace, Liverpool FC will pay tribute to the 97. […]
    No Comments
  • RIP Larry Lloyd
    LFC - Back On Our Perch is saddened to learn of the passing of former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest defender Larry Lloyd, who has died at the age of 75. […]
  • Jurgen Klopp’s FA Cup Record
    Sunday's loss in the FA Cup means Jurgen Klopp has managed Liverpool in the competition for the last time.  LFC - Back On Our Perch looks back at Klopp's FA Cup Record. […]
    No Comments
  • Liverpool breaks Premier League attendance record
    Sunday's game against Manchester City will go down in the Liverpool history books, as the club set a new record attendance at Anfield for a Premier League game. […]
    No Comments
  • Liverpool score their 1000th goal under Jurgen Klopp
    Darwin Nunez scored 2 excellent goals against Sparta Prague the other night, but what made the first strike special, was that it was the 1000th goal Liverpool scored under Jurgen Klopp. […]
    No Comments

Affiliate Links & Disclaimer

This post may contains affiliate links, meaning, we promote products or services on external websites that we have used or know well and may receive a commission if you purchase them too (at no additional cost to you).  This helps keep LFC - Back On Our Perch free to use.  Our editorial decision making is not affected by the inclusion of such links.

*Please note that LFC - Back On Our Perch is a fan site and is not linked in any way to Liverpool FC.  For the official Liverpool FC website please visit

Leave a Reply