As Champions of Europe, Liverpool will compete in the Club World Cup in December, contrary to some reports.
Some outlets had claimed that the competition would not take place at the end of the year, but would be moved into 2020, however, they had confused changes planned for 2021 onwards with arrangements for this year.
A new 24-team format will be in place in two year’s time, with the Reds likely to be invited to take part along with other members of Europe’s top bracket. In the meantime, the usual Club World Cup format will continue, with the Champions League winners automatically entered into the semi-finals.
The Liverpool ECHO report that FIFA will officially announce where this year’s edition of the tournament will take place at some point today. The Associated Press say they understand the next two competitions will be in Qatar, although nothing has been officially confirmed at the time of writing.
It could be a fourth trophy of the year, with the Reds also set to play in the Community Shield against Manchester City and the UEFA Super Cup against Europa League winners Chelsea.
After clinching the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp will hope that a new era of trophy winning has begun.
The likes of the Community Shield and Club World Cup might not be as important as the Premier League and Champions League, but winning silverware is a decent habit to get into.