The Dutch team will face Moldova and North Macedonia in the 2025 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers this month after being eliminated in the group stage of the summer tournament.
The 21-year-old Gravenberch has been moving back and forth between the senior national team and his country’s U21 team for some time and has played eleven international matches for both.
He was not included in the Qatar World Cup squad and played for the junior team at the summer European Championships instead of Ronald Koeman’s Nations League finals.
Gravenberch has once again been left out of the Netherlands’ main squad and remains on Merseyside to continue working under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp following his £34million deadline transfer.
“Ryan Gravenberch will not travel to Zeist this international match to join the Dutch juniors,” the national team said in a statement.
“The Liverpool midfielder has indicated to KNVB coach Michael Reiziger that he would like to concentrate on his new club during the international matches in September and will therefore not be available.”
Gravenberch was not registered in time for his debut against Aston Villa on Sunday and is now concentrating on preparing for a post-international appearance at Wolves.
SC Cambuur’s young player Fedde de Jong was nominated as his replacement.
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