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League Cup and Club World Cup.
« on: June 3, 2019, 01:04:37 PM »
Not sure how I feel about us having to travel to Qatar during an already busy festive period, with a couple of fixtures having to be rescheduled.

https://lfcglobe.co.uk/liverpool-will-play-in-club-world-cup-this-december-contrary-to-false-reports/
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Quintuple is on!

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Is it two games max ?

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Quintuple is on!

I fancy us for the Septuple myself.
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Is this a pointless completion? It’s not really on anybody’s list of trophies to win. Maybe one for the fringe players as I assume Klopp won’t want any injuries to the key players.

I guess “up to £50million“ is a reason to be there.
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All the more reason to add to the squad BUT I wouldn't want this having an impact on the Prem. We already have two extra games with the community shield and the super cup. Suspect pre season after America will also be limited.


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2019 FIFA 'Club World Cup' Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_FIFA_Club_World_Cup

Official 'Club World Cup' website - https://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup (beware; still got the details up from last year's CWC competition)
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2 games in hand is going to bother me.

Long trip as well.

Hopefully we rotate for the first game at least.

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Qatar, wonder what prompted them to stage it there?
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Qatar, wonder what prompted them to stage it there?

TBF given they've got the World Cup is does make sense to try and stage for games there beforehand as a test.
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TBF given they've got the World Cup is does make sense to try and stage for games there beforehand as a test.

They've got the Confederations Cup for that.

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Would love to see us win it, awful place to stage it though, would have loved to have gone to Japan or something but defo not going there.

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Is this a pointless completion? It’s not really on anybody’s list of trophies to win. Maybe one for the fringe players as I assume Klopp won’t want any injuries to the key players.

I guess “up to £50million“ is a reason to be there.

It's a chance to become World Club Champions, although we've never had any luck in this, last time 2005, we battered Sao Paulo in that final, had something ridiculous like 4 or 5 goals disallowed for offside, couple of them were borderline.

The CONMEBOL entrant won't be known until a few weeks before the World Club tournament, the Copa Libertadores final is on 23rd November.

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Might try get to this if tickets are easily available.

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They've got the Confederations Cup for that.

Didn't FIFA bin off the Confed Cup with plans to expand this club comp to replace it?

Anyway i suspect Qatar are going to need all the practice they can get.
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Send the fringe players and take the £50m ;)

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Another hot one.

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Didn't FIFA bin off the Confed Cup with plans to expand this club comp to replace it?


Correct! I had missed that.

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Send the fringe players and take the £50m ;)

I think the £50m is for the new invitational format in 2021, not this year.

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Send the fringe players and take the £50m ;)

£50m is for the revised affair, which is every 4 years starting 2021. We've already said we won't take part.

No idea what we get for the one this year.
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Send the fringe players and take the £50m ;)

Fuck that, chance to become World Champions, plus watch rival fans heads explode even more than they're doing already, if that happens. ;)

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Just joking lads , still unsure how seriously to take it when it could cost us points in the league ?

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It's a chance to become World Club Champions

But let’s be honest. Is this something that any of us will rate anywhere near the CL or EPL trophies?

It will be a couple of games that we don’t need to play.

The £50million will be nice though (or whatever money it is).
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Are we really in a position to pick and choose? Absolutely no guarantee we'll win the PL or CL next season. We'll be in 6 comps next season. European Super Cup is one game. World Club Cup is two games. Why not go all out to win them. I really don't think those 3 games will make or break our season. I'd much rather bin off League and FA Cup campaigns to win those 3 games and 2 trophies.
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Gives our players a good chance to acclimatise to Qatar in December the year before most of them go back for the World Cup, a free shot at winning a trophy we've never won before against teams we have a great chance beating as the sole European team taking part and will serve as a bit of a getaway in the midst of the season. It's alright, I'd much rather we be going there than City or Spurs! That means we've done something right!

Brazilian teams remaining in Libertadores: Cruzeiro, Paranaense, Palmeiras, Grêmio, Flamengo and Internacional; Argentine teams remaining: River, San Lorenzo, Boca and Godoy Cruz. Then six other unlikely winners from smaller nations.

Monterrey are already qualified from North America as the usual Mexican winner of the NACL (the wage-capped MLS teams stand no chance to be honest).

Espérance from Tunisia won the African Champions League a few days ago as well, so they're also a potential opponent and qualified for the tournament.

Asia isn't decided yet and as far as the Oceanian team (Hienghène from New Caledonia), they'll be knocked out before the defeat us, the Qatari champions Al-Sadd will also take part.

So right now:

Semi-finalists:

Liverpool
TBD

Quarter-finalists:

Monterrey
Espérance
TBD

Preliminary round:
Al-Sadd
Hienghène

That may change if Al-Sadd wins the AFC Champions League and then I'd assume Al-Duhail will take their place in the preliminary round. Those two are actually playing one another in the last 16 in the AFC CL in August. Yes, you read that right, in Qatar in August  :o Good job their stadiums have gigantic air-conditioners!

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Be good to finally win this.

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Chance to be world champions! ;D

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We've never won this competition and we had some horrendous officiating the last time around. At least we won't be withdrawing from the FA Cup like Ferguson did to have a go. I'd expect plenty of rotation for the first game

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Copa Libertadores in only at the last 16 stage, round to be played end of next month, as i've mentioned the final 23rd November

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Are we really in a position to pick and choose? Absolutely no guarantee we'll win the PL or CL next season. We'll be in 6 comps next season. European Super Cup is one game. World Club Cup is two games. Why not go all out to win them. I really don't think those 3 games will make or break our season. I'd much rather bin off League and FA Cup campaigns to win those 3 games and 2 trophies.

I am truly amazed that anyone would have this opinion. Both these Cups are a complete nonsense and I shall be well upset if we play anywhere near a full strength side in either.

On a par with the Liverpool Senior Cup. No, actually, they aren’t. They are below.


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Great. Only trophy we haven't won and if we win it, we get the gold badge on our kit.

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Might try get to this if tickets are easily available.

Suspect there’ll be plenty

Looks like last years went on sale in June too so keep an eye out!