European Champions Liverpool beat South American Champions Flamengo by 1-0 to lift their first ever FIFA Club World Cup title at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar.
Firmino’s goal in extra- time ensured Klopp’s men made up for the sacrifice they made by abandoning the EFL Cup to concentrate on the FIFA Club world Cup.
The only goal of the match came after a goalless 90 minutes of play within normal play time.
Liverpool anthem “Never Walk Alone” played out in the match, as their opponent eventually “Walked Alone”.
The Reds who lost in their first final in 2005 needed to give a good account of their second return to the Club World Cup. It was debutant Flamengo, who paid the prize.
The victory means Liverpool are the first English club to beat a Brazilian side in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup, as no English side has achieved thatl.
Liverpool lost to Sao Paulo in 2005, Chelsea lost to Corinthians in 2012 and the win margin was 1-0 in both games.
However, Liverpool repeated the historic scoreline which had gone against England in finals of the tournament to write a new chapter for themselves.
The FIFA Club World Cup is Liverpool’s third trophy in the 2019 season, with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup being the first and second.
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