Liverpool – Champions of the World!


Liverpool defeated Brazillian side Flamengo 1-0 to win the Club World Cup.

Liverpool’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino scored the decisive goal in the 99th minute after the match went to extra time following a goalless 90 minutes.

Liverpool came close to winning the match in normal time when the referee awarded the Reds a penalty in injury time at the end of the match. However the decision was reversed when the Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim consulted VAR.

 It was the first Club World Cup success for Liverpool, after they lost their only previous final to another Brazilian side Sao Paulo back in 2005.

Photo: Stephen Gormley (Red Eye Photo Agency)

 Liverpool fans celebrated after the match in some of the few and expensive alcohol-friendly hotel bars in Doha where the price of a beer is around three times the price of one back in Liverpool. However, the annoyance at the high price was quickly forgotten by the Liverpool fans in one such bar when the music system started playing Queen’s “We are the Champions” song as the fans realised they can indeed rightly state now that “we are the Champions of the World”!

Photo: Stephen Gormley (Red Eye Photo Agency)

 Up next for Liverpool is a trip to second-placed Leicester City on Boxing Day in a crucial match in the English Premier Title race.


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