Liverpool will bid to be crowned Club World Cup champions if they travel to Qatar in December. Sky Sports provides you with all you want to know…
Jurgen Klopp will subject two squads playing with Aston Villa at the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar and the Carabao Cup on December 17 the next day.
Klopp states that the logistics behind the back games of the club are yet to be decided – with the Reds first game in the competition happening in Doha.
Liverpool will be one of seven clubs taking part from around the world – and its this rivalry that Klopp will prioritise.
Real Madrid are unable to compete following raising the Champions League in 3 successive seasons before Liverpools 2-0 win over Tottenham in last seasons final.
Local side Al Sadd could be faced by the Champions League winners of klopp, trained by former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, most likely side Monterrey in the semi-final or Hienghene Sport of New Caledonia.
Should they progress to the last, theyre likely to deal with the CONMEBOL winners – together with River Plate facing Flamengo at Lima after this month at the final of the Copa Libertadores.
The very first game sees Al-Sadd confront Hienghene Sport, also occurs on Wednesday, December 11. The winners will face Monterrey three times afterwards.
CAF Champions League champions Esperance Sportive de Tunis will face the AFC winners at the other second-round battle – of J1 League side Urawa Red Diamonds or Saudi Arabia.
The competition lasts for two weeks with Liverpool entering the semi-final phase. The Reds have received a bye through the first two rounds, so can perform a maximum of two matches.
The semi-finals happen on December 17 and 18.
Liverpool will begin their campaign in the 40,000-capacity Education City Stadium at Doha.
Win or lose, theyll play at the venue which will sponsor the final along with the third-place play-off .
Qatar is using 2020 Club World Cup championships and the 2019 as a testing ground for the hosting of this 2022 World Cup finals.
The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium is going to be utilized during the rounds whereas the 40,000-capacity Khalifa International Stadium will host the.
Wednesday, December 11 – Al-Sadd vs Hienghene Sport (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 14 – AFC winners versus 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 – Chairman 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 versus Winners of game 5 (5.30pm GMT)
Follow minute-by-minute upgrades across program and the Sky Sports site through our live game site for both Liverpool games in Qatar. Coverage of their semi-final will begin at 4pm on Wednesday, December 18.