Liverpool will bid to be crowned Club World Cup champions when they travel to Qatar in December. Sky Sports provides you with all you need to know…

Jurgen Klopp will field two squads simultaneously, playing Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on December 17 and the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar the next day.

A Villa vs Liverpool

December 17, 2019, 7:30pm

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Gabriel Barbosa lifts the trophy after his two goal heroics Gabriel Barbosa lifts the trophy after his two goal heroics Gabriel Barbosa lifts the trophy after his two goal heroics

When is it?

The confirmed teams

All seven clubs have confirmed their place in the competition:•Al-Sadd (Qatar)•Hienghene Sport (New Caledonia)•Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)•Monterrey (Mexico)•Liverpool (England)•Flamengo (Brazil)• Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)

The competition lasts for two weeks, with Liverpool entering at the semi-final stage. The Reds have received a bye through the first two rounds, so will play a maximum of two matches.

The semi-finals take place on December 17 and 18, with the final in Doha on December 21.

What are the venues?

The Education City Stadium under construction in Doha, Qatar The Education City Stadium under construction in Doha, Qatar The Education City Stadium under construction in Doha, Qatar

Liverpool begin their campaign at the 40,000-capacity Khalifa International Stadium in Doha for their semi-final on December 18.

Win or lose, they will play in the same venue which will host the third-place play-off and the final on December 21.

Qatar is using the 2019 and 2020 Club World Cup tournaments as a testing ground for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup finals.

The Khalifa Stadium was used during the World Athletics Championships The Khalifa Stadium was used during the World Athletics Championships The Khalifa Stadium was used during the World Athletics Championships

The format

First round

Wednesday, December 11 – Al-Sadd 3-1 (AET) Hienghene Sport

Second round

Saturday, December 14 – Al-Hilal 1-0 Esperance de Tunis

Saturday, December 14 – Monterrey 2-0 Al-Sadd

Fifth-place play-off

Tuesday, December 17 – Losers of Match 2 vs Losers of Match 3 (2.30pm GMT)

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 17 – Flamengo vs Winners of Match 3 (5.30pm GMT)

Wednesday, December 18 – Winners of Match 2 vs Liverpool (5.30pm GMT)

Steven Gerrard featured during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in 2005 Steven Gerrard featured during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in 2005 Steven Gerrard featured during Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in 2005

Third-place play-off

Saturday, December 21 – Losers of Match 6 vs Losers of Match 5 (2.30pm GMT)

Final