Liverpool will bid to be crowned Club World Cup winners when they travel to Qatar in December. Sky Sports provides you with all you want to understand…
Jurgen Klopp will subject two squads the Following Day, playing with Aston Villa in also the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar and the Carabao Cup on December 17.
Klopp claims that the logistics behind the clubs back games are yet to be determined – with the Reds first match in the competition taking place in Doha.
Liverpool will be one of seven clubs taking part from around the planet trying to become crowned Club World Cup winners – and it is this rivalry that Klopp will prioritise.
Real Madrid cannot compete following raising the Champions League in three consecutive seasons prior to Liverpools 2-0 win over Tottenham in last years final.
Nearby side Al Sadd could be faced by klopps Champions League winners, coached by former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, Hienghene Sport of New Caledonia or most likely Mexican side Monterrey from the semi-final.
If they advance to the last, they are most likely to manage the CONMEBOL winners – with River Plate confronting Flamengo in Lima this month.
The first game sees Al-Sadd confront Hienghene Sport, and takes place on Wednesday, December 11. The winners will face Monterrey three times afterwards in the round.
CAF Champions League winners Esperance Sportive de Tunis will confront the AFC winners at the other second-round battle – either Al-Hilal of J1 League side Urawa Red Diamonds or Saudi Arabia.
The competition lasts for two months with Liverpool entering at the semi-final phase. The Reds have received a bye so will perform a max of 2 matches.
The semi-finals occur on December 17 and 18, with the final in Doha on December 21.
Liverpool will start their campaign at the Education City Stadium at Doha within their semi-final on December 18.
Win or lose, theyll play at the identical place which will host the closing along with the third-place play-off on December 21.
Qatar is currently using 2020 Club World Cup tournaments and the 2019 as a testing ground for the hosting of this 2022 World Cup finals.
Even the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium will be used during the initial and second rounds whereas the Khalifa International Stadium will host another semi-final.
Wednesday, December 11 – Al-Sadd vs Hienghene Sport (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 14 – AFC winners vs Esperance de Tunis (2.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 14 – Monterrey vs Winners of Match 1 (5.30pm GMT)
Tuesday, December 17 – Losers of Match 2 vs Losers of Match 3 (2.30pm GMT)
Tuesday, December 17 – CONMEBOL winners vs Winners of Match 3 (5.30pm GMT)
Wednesday, December 18 – Winners of Match 2 vs Liverpool (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 21 – Losers of Match 6 vs Losers of Match 5 (2.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 21 – Winners of Match 6 vs Winners of game 5 (5.30pm GMT)
Follow minute-by-minute updates to the other side of app and the Sky Sports website via our game site for both matches in Qatar. Coverage of their semi-final will start at 4pm on Wednesday.
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