Liverpool lead the way for player representation at Euro 2016

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Liverpool will be better represented than any other Premier League club at this summer's UEFA European Championship with no fewer than 12 current Reds stars playing at Euro 2016.

The Merseysiders are tied with Italian giants Juventus when it comes to the highest number of players at the tournament, by club, with the Bianconeri also boasting a full dozen of players who have been included in the final 23-man squads.

That figure puts Liverpool and Juve just ahead of Tottenham, in third, with11 Li lywhites players heading to Euro 2016.


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Rashford raises United numbers

Manchester United trail just behind with the surprise inclusion of Marcus Rashford boosting their ranks at the European Championship to a solid 10.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona and the surprising pair of Fenerbahce and Shakhtar Donetsk will have nine players, each, in action at the tournament while Arsenal, Roma, Basel, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow have eight.

Further down the list, Southampton will have seven players in action at Euro 2016 – one more than both Chelsea and Manchester City who boast six a-piece.

Premier League on top

The Premier League is also the dominant division when it comes to player representation at the tournament with 134 of the players selected for Euro 2016 coming from the English top-flight.

That's some way ahead of the next top-flight division, by player representation, with the German Bundesliga accounting for 65 of the players on show.

Italy (56) is next in line with Turkey (36) surprisingly next, just ahead of Spain (35) who complete the top five.

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