Liverpool will be part of the Club World Cup in December, despite previous reports stating there is no competition this year.
The Reds beat Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday as goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed a sensational sixth European Cup for Liverpool.
As is customary, the winner of the Champions League enters the Club World Cup, which is held in December and contested between seven international cup winners.
There was confusion surrounding this year’s tournament, however, with plans for a bigger but less frequent competition between 24 teams approved in March.
The changes take place in 2021, with some reports claiming the current tournament would be abandoned. However, the Club World Cup will continue as normal in 2019 and 2020, with Liverpool set to take part.
FIFA are due to meet on Monday morning as they discuss possible host cities for this year’s and next year’s competition.
Associated Press journalist Rob Harris provided clarification, tweeting: “Some reports spreading wrongly claiming Liverpool won’t be playing in a Club World Cup this year.
“They will be and will be in December (host to be confirmed). The new bigger CWC starts in 2021 with 24 teams. But the existing 7-team format continues in 2019 and 2020.”
It means Liverpool will have the chance to add another three trophies to their cabinet before the end of 2019.
They face Premier League winners Manchester City at Wembley for the Community Shield in the first week of August, before travelling to Istanbul to face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on 14th August.
The Reds will likely have one or two fixtures rescheduled in December, with last year’s Club World Cup beginning in the second week of the month and running for ten days.
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