Nottingham Forest loanee Arijanet Muric could be named in Kosovo’s starting line-up for their game against England tonight.
Muric was called up last week to the Kosovo squad ahead of their Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and England.
The 20-year-old was named in the starting line-up for Kosovo’s 2-1 win against Czech Republic on Saturday. They’ll now be hoping to secure another positive result against the Three Lions.
Muric joined the Reds on a season-long loan from Premier League giants Manchester City earlier this summer. It’s fair to say that he’s endured a difficult start to life on Trentside.
He hasn’t made an appearance for the Reds since the 1-1 draw away against Charlton Athletic last month. Since then, Sabri Lamouchi has favoured Brice Samba over the 20-year-old.
That being said, there is still a long way to go this season. Muric isn’t so highly rated by Pep Guardiola for no reason.
He has a good opportunity tonight to get himself back in contention for a starting place at the City Ground. He is set to play against England at St. Mary’s Stadium live on television.
It’s the perfect opportunity to make an impression with Lamouchi, as well as the majority of the Reds faithful, set to be watching.
He’ll also be looking forward to coming up against his Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling. The 24-year-old winger, who joined the Citizens for £50 million from Liverpool four years ago, has been in fine form again this season.
Sterling has already scored five goals in the Premier League. He also opened his account for the Three Lions this season against Bulgaria on Saturday.
Speaking on his relationship with the winger, Muric told the Daily Mail: “I trained every day with Sterling, with Sancho as well in the youth. We know each other.
“I know Sterling particularly because every day I would train extra with him.
“He would ask me to stay after (regular practise) and I had a lot of shots from him to help his finishing! But I don’t say I helped him, he helped himself.”