FIFA Club World Championship
In January 2000, the Champions League winners skipped the FA Cup to compete in this mid-season tournament in Brazil – but it didn’t exactly go to plan
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he struggled to put his feelings into words after winning the Club World Cup.
Roberto Firmino scored the goal which saw Liverpool crowned Club World Cup champions on a night which did little to enhance FIFA’s decision to stage major tournaments in Qatar.
Manager Jurgen Klopp likened Liverpool winning a first Club World Cup to landing on the moon but admits he could not care less if they do not get lauded for lifting the trophy.
Flamengo midfielder Everton Ribeiro insists the players will dedicate the Club World Cup to the academy players who were killed in a fire earlier this year if they beat Liverpool in Doha.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is keen to make history by securing Liverpool’s first Club World Cup.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits winning the Club World Cup will do little to change the attitude towards it back home – but for him and the players it is currently the most important competition.
Midfielder Adam Lallana believes winning is an “addiction” and he and the rest of the squad are hooked on securing more silverware.
Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure believes racism in football is getting worse because “fans are more stupid than before”.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits Flamengo will present a tough test in the Club World Cup final in Qatar but promised his side will be “different” on Saturday.