Ragnar Klavan heads out for international duty this week taking the selfless mindset that has served him so well at Anfield thus far this season with him.
As per usual, the defender has been named in the latest Estonia squad, and will hope to help his country to victory over Cyprus in the sides’ 2018 World Cup qualification clash on Saturday.
Should Klavan play in that fixture, he will pick up his 117th international cap, and close in further on fifth-placed Mart Poom in terms of record appearances for the Baltic nation.
But, somewhat surprisingly, the thought of surpassing the now-retired Martin Reim, who sits atop the list with 157 caps, does not appeal to the Reds centre-back.
And his explanation tells you everything you need to know about the man.
When asked if he would like to claim the record, Klavan told Premier League Productions: “In a perfect world, no, because I’m hoping that in our national team – I’m 31 now – there will come a time that they’ll push me out, that I’m going to get in the way.
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