Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has admitted Liverpool’s Ryan Gravenberch may be a little lucky to find himself in the squad ahead of Euro 2024.

The Dutch manager has been speaking today as he removed several players from his preliminary list ahead of the tournament in Germany this summer.

The Netherlands are preparing ahead of Euro 2024, with Koeman gathering various players together to discuss his plans with them and formulate his final squad for the championship.

Gravenberch is part of the group once again after a season of recovery with Liverpool following his move from Bayern Munich in the summer.

He had been frustrated over a lack of playing time in Munich but has featured regularly for Liverpool this season, albeit more in Europe than the Premier League.

Either way, it’s been enough to get him back into international contention, with an injury to Maarten de Roon opening up a space for him to take advantage of.

Indeed, that’s something the Liverpool man alluded to yesterday, admitting he was looking to use the situation to his advantage and hadn’t booked his summer holidays yet in case he was part of Koeman’s plans.

Now Koeman has had his say, admitting Gravenberch is getting closer thanks to the injuries suffered by his competitors in the squad.

“Gravenberch has fallen into a bit of a bad situation,” he said.

“The choice was made based on the talent I see in him. But he hasn’t played much. If players drop out who are not fit, you get closer and closer.”