Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 January 2020

Liverpool announce star line-up for Club World Cup

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino heading for semi-final with Monterrey

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino and teammates. Reuters
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino and teammates. Reuters

Liverpool have confirmed their 20-man squad for this week’s Fifa Club World Cup, with Georginio Wijnaldum making the final list.

The Dutch midfielder was substituted during the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 victory against Watford at Anfield, with his muscle injury expected to keep him out of the continental competition.

However, Wijnaldum has been included in an almost full-strength group that leaves for Doha on Sunday, although Dejan Lovren has been confirmed to be staying in England. The Croatian defender sustained a muscle injury in last week’s Uefa Champions League group game against RB Salzburg. Brazilian midfielder Fabinho also does not travel.

Currently leading the Premier League, Liverpool take on Mexico’s Monterrey in the Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Should they win, the European champions will meet in Saturday’s final either South American counterparts Flamengo, or Asian champions Al Hilal.

Liverpool have confirmed their 20-man squad for this week’s Fifa Club World Cup, with Georginio Wijnaldum making the final list.

The Dutch midfielder was substituted during the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 victory against Watford at Anfield, with his muscle injury expected to keep him out of the continental competition.

However, Wijnaldum has been included in an almost full-strength group that leaves for Doha on Sunday, although Dejan Lovren has been confirmed to be staying in England. The Croatian defender sustained a muscle injury in last week’s Uefa Champions League group game against RB Salzburg. Brazilian midfielder Fabinho does also not travel.

Currently leading the Premier League, Liverpool take on Mexico’s Monterrey in the Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Should they win, the European champions will meet in Saturday’s final either South American counterparts Flamengo, or Asian champions Al Hilal.

Updated: December 15, 2019 01:44 PM

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