And so it's about to start an unexpected other international break for Liverpool fans to suffer.
He signed the Reds for the latest round of national games with a normal 2-0 win at Fulham – temporarily, at least – going back to the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City has won 3-1 home for Manchester United local competitors on Sunday Premier League champions saw the first place to recover, but Jurgen Klopp's side stays in the hunt.
Liverpool returns next to act when they travel to Watford on November 24 as they aim to keep up at the top of the board.
He is sure that Klopp will keep his fingers in a bad way to return his touring stars safely, while his non-international restriction could be given a few days away from the scratch of the Premier League.
Despite the Reds manager, however, his attention could now turn to issues at Vicarage Road within a couple of weeks – and what could be his XI star.
So what can Klopp do exactly?
Working on the basis of all those returning from an international duty with a clean health bill, the Red manager could make some changes – again – to the middle field.
Klopp has adopted a 4-2-3-1 approach at times this season to provide for Xherdan Shaqiri, but the Swiss assault could be left on the bench to give a more robust try at the Liverpool Center in the middle of the park.
The Hornets have a high-flying power in their engine room at Abdoulaye Doucoure and Nathaniel Chalobah, meaning that Klopp could choose three more robust eyes away from home later this month.
That could see Fabinho keeps his place, and James Milner and Jordan Henderson could also return to bend after coming off the bench against Fulham on the rock on Sunday.
It is unlikely that the five back will be changed, though Joe Gomez could move back to bring Dejan Lovren into, which Klopp should decide to rotate his back.
Virgil van Dijk is likely to keep his place, and it is sure that Andy Robertson will be named before Alberto Moreno on the left.
Roberto Firmino's mini goal dumped against Fulham on Sunday, although Brazil acted effectively as an attacker who was pulled behind Mohamed Salah.
Daniel Sturridge is still an option for Klopp, although Firmino could be moved back to site No. 9.