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
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?
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.
Wednesday, December 11 – Al-Sadd 3-1 (AET) Hienghene Sport
Saturday, December 14 – Al-Hilal 1-0 Esperance de Tunis
Saturday, December 14 – Monterrey 2-0 Al-Sadd
Tuesday, December 17 – Losers of Match 2 vs Losers of Match 3 (2.30pm GMT)
Tuesday, December 17 – Flamengo vs Winners of Match 3 (5.30pm GMT)
Wednesday, December 18 – Winners of Match 2 vs Liverpool (5.30pm GMT)
Saturday, December 21 – Losers of Match 6 vs Losers of Match 5 (2.30pm GMT)