Liverpool v Flamengo
FIFA Club World Cup final
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Kick off at 20:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium
All football fans are looking to Qatar on Saturday, December 21, 2019 AD, corresponding to Rabi ’al-Akhir 1441 AH, to follow the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final, which will be held at Khalifa International Stadium between Liverpool and Flamingo.
The Champions League enters into the game after narrowly winning in its first meeting, which was in the Club World Cup semi-final against Mexico, with two goals, and this is the second time that the Reds reached the final after 2005, when they lost the Brazilian Sao Paulo by a clean goal.
Liverpool Team News, Updates and Facts
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp rotated quite a bit in the match on Wednesday, with some of it being forced and some if by his own decision making. This fixture should see a return to his side looking more familiar, though they will be without the likes of Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho in midfield and defenders Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip through injuries. Virgil van Dijk missed the semi through illness, but he is expected to return here.
Liverpool Key Man
It was pretty fitting that two Brazilians were the key factors in getting the Reds a match up with a Brazilian side in this World club final. Alisson was spectacular in goal for Liverpool, who were not able to play as confidently at the back. He made up for it, though, with a string of huge saves. Up front, Roberto Firmino came off the bench to provide a winner and show just how skilled and vital to the team he is. He made a clever run and then poked the ball home deftly to ensure no upset could be staged in extra time or penalties.
Liverpool Team Form
Liverpool have won each of their last five matches:
1-2 win vs Monterrey
2-0 home win vs Watford (EPL)
0-2 win at RB Salzburg (UCL)
0-3 win at Bournemouth (EPL)
5-2 home win vs Everton (EPL)
Liverpool Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-3-3
Liverpool likely XI
- Defenders:Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson
- Midfielders:Henderson, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain
- Forwards:Salah, Mane, Firmino
Flamengo Team News, Updates and Facts
Flamengo Team News
Jorge Jesus will have a full side to pick from for this Club World Cup Final as his side look to bring a title home to South America. They will have one extra day of rest to do it as well.
Flamengo Key Man
The striker, known as ‘Gabigol’ by many, may take most of the plaudits with Flamengo, but their wing play is great, too. Bruno Henrique showed just that on Tuesday as he scored the winner and set up the equalizer as they came from behind against the Saudis. His fellow attacking midfielder, Giorgian de Arrascaeta is also one worth watching. He scored the goal that leveled up the scores, allowing them a platform to go and attack their opposition and grab the win in the end.
Flamengo Team Form
Flamengo have four wins and a loss in their last five matches:
3-1 win vs Al Hilal
4-0 loss at Santos (Serie A)
6-1 home win vs Avai (SEA)
1-3 win at Palmeiras (SEA)
4-1 home win vs Ceara (SEA)
Flamengo Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Flamengo likely XI
- Defenders:Rafinha, Caio, Mari, Filipe Luis
- Defensive Midfielders:Arao, Gerson
- Attacking Midfielders:Everton, De Arrascaeta, Henrique