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Liverpool vs Flamengo prediction: How will Club World Cup final play out today?

Liverpool are primed to win the Club World Cup for the first time in their history. 

In the final and standing between them and history is Flamengo, the Copa Libertadores champions.

Jurgen Klopp’s side squeezed past Monterrey 2-1 and will be relieved to welcome back Virgil van Dijk to their line-up.

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The Brazilians have proven to be resilient on their way to Qatar, namely with Gabriel Barbosa’s late, late double to overcome River Plate in the Copa final.

Here is our prediction for the match: 

When is the Club World Cup final?

Liverpool vs Flamengo is on Saturday, 21 December and kicks off at 5.30pm GMT.

Where is the Club World Cup final?

The final is being played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

What TV channel is it on and is there a live stream?

There is live coverage of Liverpool vs Flamengo on BBC One in the UK.

BBC viewers will be able to stream the action live for free on the iPlayer or through the website.

The iPlayer app means fans can watch on the move on any of their mobile devices.

Team news 

Virgil van Dijk will be back from illness for the Reds after missing the game against Monterrey. Gini Wijnaldum will likely miss out with a muscle strain. The big call comes with who starts between Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

Predicted Line-Ups

Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner; Milner, Henderson, Keita; Firmino, Mane; Salah​​

Predicted Flamengo XI: Alves; Rafinha, Caio, Mari, Luis; Arao, Gerson; Ribeiro, De Arrascaeta, Henrique; Barbosa​​

Odds

Liverpool 4/9

Draw 7/2 

Flamengo 4/1

Prediction

We’ll go with Liverpool to get the job done here, their added quality should make this one safe too, preventing any late heroics this time from the Brazilians. With Virgil van Dijk returning, we’ll go for a comfortable 2-0 win for the Reds. 

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