Jurgen Klopp says Trent Alexander-Arnold is the biggest surprise at Liverpool

Roberto Firmino scores for Liverpool

Egyptian worldwide Mohamed Salah, Liverpool player, was crowned the best player in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar 2019.

Roberto Firmino scored the goal which saw Liverpool crowned Club World Cup champions on a night which did little to enhance FIFA's decision to stage major tournaments in Qatar. He also was on crutches after Liverpool conquered the Club World Club.

Liverpool have issued an apology after using a controversial image of the Rising Sun flag to build excitement for their Club World Cup final clash with Flamengo on Saturday.

Liverpool FC, who are top of the Premier League table, will now switch their attentions back towards domestic affairs and their trip to Leicester City on Boxing Day.

A youthful Reds side lost that game 5-0 at Villa Park but the first team were able to add another trophy to the cabinet and they return to England with a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League and with a game in hand over their rivals.

In Europe, Liverpool overcame the might of Bayern Munich and Barcelona, the latter unforgettably so by winning the semifinal second leg 4-0 at Anfield, on the way to beating Tottenham in the final, and they went on to add to that success by beating Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul in August.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane and teammates celebrate winning the Club World Cup with the trophy.

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as arguably the best right-back in the English top-flight over the last year, making last season's PFA Team of the Year after finishing the campaign with 12 assists - a record for by a defender in a single season.

On the Oxlade-Chamberlain injury, Klopp said: "If you see it already on television again, for us in the game it was not so easy, he showed me now the video and when he's landing he gets the kick and rolls over".

"The situation is different for us as it is for Flamengo", said Klopp. "We needed his goals here and I couldn't be more happy for him", he said.

I said before the game I didn't know how it would feel but now I can say it feels outstanding, sensational.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain landed badly after an aerial challenge, hurting the same right knee which he suffered ligament damage to in 2018 and which sidelined him for a year. "We have to make sure we pass further tests as well".

That is in contrast to South America, with Flamengo's huge support in Doha showing just how much Saturday's game meant to them. He feels okay, we will see.

'A great shadow but that's the way it is in contact sport.



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