Liverpool won the Club World Cup on Saturday night to make it a European and International treble for 2019
On Saturday night Liverpool played in the final of the Club World Cup against Brazilian side Flamengo. They qualified for this tournament after beating Spurs in the Champions League final in June.
This was a huge tournament for Klopp’s side as only one other English club has won it before, Man United. There was also lots of pressure on Klopp to win after he decided to play the youth team in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
When the draw for it was done, it was to be played the day before their semi-final in the Club World Cup. As they couldn’t re-arrange the game against Aston Villa, they left it to the youth team to play in the competition. This piled on the pressure for Klopp to win now, especially after they were beaten 5-0 by Villa.
This though didn’t have a negative effect on Liverpool and thanks to two late Firmino goals, one in the semi’s and one in the final, Liverpool are now the Club World Cup champions.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 21, 2019
Firmino makes it three
Liverpool left it late in both games. Against Monterrey, Firmino came on and scored in the 91st minute and in the final in the 99th minute in extra time. These were both huge goals in the history of Liverpool Football Club. Without them, they wouldn’t have won three trophies in 2019.
Their first one came in the 2-0 win over Spurs in the Champions League final. This is the seventh time Liverpool have won the competition and it was Klopp’s first trophy with the club.
The second came against Chelsea in the Supercup. This was a big night for the new manager Frank Lampard as it would have been a perfect way to start off at his new club. As the London side won the Europa Leauge they played Liverpool in August. Liverpool won on penalties with step-in goalkeeper Adrian the hero on the night. This was the fourth they had won this competition.
And the third trophy was Saturday nights one. Even though the Champions League is the biggest, the other two are still big for Liverpool to win and Klopp will have loved all of them.
Liverpool now have their eyes set on winning their first Premier League title. They are ten points clear of Leicester and face them on Boxing Day. A win here will be massive and they are currently priced at 1/7 on Paddy Power to win. If City wants any chance of winning, they need Leicester to do them a favour and get something from the game. Pep’s side is currently priced at 6/1 on Paddy Power.