When are the international breaks for Liverpool in 2021/22? – Liverpool FC

The new Premier League campaign will kick off on August 14, but along with the addition of fixtures to the diary, Liverpool must include five international breaks.

When the season is in play, it seems that an international break is never far away.

It will be the same as ever in 2021/22, with an even busier calendar for national teams – with a major tournament still playing in the middle of the season along with postponed World Cup qualifiers.

So when are the five international breaks that Liverpool fans should look forward to next season, and who can be in action?

August 30 to September 8

The first international break of the season comes just over fourteen days after the campaign opens in Norwich on 14 August.

This includes World Cup qualifiers, with England playing against Hungary (September 2), Andorra (September 5) and Poland (September 8).

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October 4 to October 13

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Andy Robertson during UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on June 18, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill - UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)

Less than a month later, Klopp’s team will leave again for qualifying matches and friendly matches in October.

Unlike last season, within UEFA, they are only set for two matches during the break in October after watching national teams organize an extra friendly match during the breaks in 2020/21.

Nations in the AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa) and CONMEBOL (South America) are also scheduled for two matches.


November 8 to November 16

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JUNE 15: Diogo Jota from Portugal fights for possession with Gergo Lovrencsics from Hungary during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Hungary and Portugal at Puskas Arena on June 15, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)

The final break in 2021 will see a similar event as in October, when UEFA, AFC, CAF and CONMEBOL nations are all allowed to play two matches.


Africa Cup of Nations

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 24, 2018: Senegal's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match against Japan at Yekaterinburg Arena.  Sergei Bobylev / TASS

From 9 January to 6 February 2022, AFCON will take place in Cameroon.

This will see Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Near Keita involved for Egypt, Senegal and Guinea, which means they will miss FA Cup third round (January 8/9) and clashes with Brentford (January 15) and Crystal Palace (Jan. 22).

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January 24 to February 1

Roberto Firmino from Brazil (Matt McNulty / Sportimage / PA Images)

While within UEFA they get winter break between January 23 and February 7, nations in the AFC and CONMEBOL have postponed World Cup qualifiers to play.

Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino should all be part of the Brazilian team that will play Ecuador (January 27) and Paraguay (February 1), while Takumi Minamino will also be involved in Japan.


March 21 to March 29

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 20: Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates with teammate Breel Embolo after scoring their teams' third goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group A match between Switzerland and Turkey at the Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on June 20, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan.  (Photo by Francois Nel - UEFA / UEFA via Getty Images)

March sees two more matches for UEFA, AFC, CAF and CONMEBOL, which fall between Liverpool’s home clashes with Man United (March 19) Og Watford (Apr 2).

After the March break, the Reds will have eight uninterrupted Premier League fixtures to focus on along with – hopefully – the knockout stages in Champions League.

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