Liverpool became champions of the world for the first time last night, beating Brazilian side Flamengo by a single goal to nil .

The Reds left it late to find the winner having been on top early in each half in normal time, eventually taking the lead through Roberto Firmino in the first period of extra-time.

After the win, this is how the national media reacted to Liverpool's performance.

The BBC's Harry Poole wrote that Klopp's 'squad gamble' paid off, referencing the fact that he opted to send his strongest side to Qatar rather than Villa Park on Tuesday night, with every one of the German's top players required to get the result in Doha.

He wrote: "Having elected to focus on the Club World Cup, Liverpool fielded their youngest ever side as they exited the Carabao Cup on Tuesday in a 5-0 defeat by Aston Villa .

"Just 24 hours later, the Reds were busy securing their first appearance in a Club World Cup final since losing to Brazilian side Sao Paulo in 2005 , eventually overcoming Monterrey 2-1 courtesy of Firmino's dramatic injury-time winner on Wednesday.

"Despite taking his senior players, Klopp was forced to name a makeshift side against Monterrey due to injuries and illness , but he welcomed back defensive rock Virgil van Dijk, along with Alexander-Arnold, Firmino and Mane against Flamengo.

"And how he needed his strongest side to navigate this difficult contest, in which it increasingly appeared it may not turn out to be Liverpool's day."

Jordan Henderson receives his winners medal from Gianni Infantino during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Final match between Liverpool FC and CR Flamengo at Khalifa International Stadium
Jordan Henderson receives his winners medal from Gianni Infantino during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Final match between Liverpool FC and CR Flamengo at Khalifa International Stadium

The Guardian's Andy Hunter started with a reference to Liverpool's increasing trophy haul, which has expanded by three in the space of six months.

His report began: "“We’ve conquered all of Europe, we’re never gonna stop,” goes the opening line of Liverpool’s version of Allez, Allez, Allez.

"The song needs updating along with the list of honours on the champions’ wall at Melwood. Jürgen Klopp’s European champions never stop and, on a night of high drama, quality and controversy in Doha, they conquered the world, too."

On a night of joy for those in red, and despair for the Rio de Janeiro outfit, there was only one negative for the Anfield club: a potential injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain .

Hunter continued: "The importance of victory could be heard as Jorge Jesus, the Flamengo coach, was claiming in his post-match press conference that the Brazilians were the better team in normal time.

"His words were drowned out by the sound of 'Campiones, campiones, campiones' bellowing from the Liverpool dressing room. The only setback was an ankle injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that resulted in the unfortunate midfielder leaving the stadium on crutches.

"It was an enthralling final between two well-matched, positive and high-calibre teams. Flamengo had their chances too but, before being punished by one Brazil international in Firmino, they were thwarted by another in the imposing form of Alisson in Liverpool’s goal."

The Daily Mirror's John Cross was equally impressed with the Reds' will to win.

He wrote: "It was a difficult final, VAR controversy and a nasty-looking injury for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Liverpool always have the wonderful knack to dig deep.

"They deserved it, they were the better team but missed chances and you began to wonder whether another opportunity would pass them by.

"This means everything to Jurgen Klopp and his players, a team now in the groove of winning trophies as they finish 2019 with another piece of silverware after lifting the Champions League and European Super Cup in August.

"They want to win trophy after trophy to push the club into a new golden era to make Klopp’s reign as glorious as the best teams of the late 1970s and 80s."

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Melissa Reddy, writing for the Independent , was critical of the officials, adding that there will be many more trophies to come over the coming months for Klopp's men.

She wrote: "It wasn’t pretty or poetry – and the win featured one of the most appalling refereeing performances seen in a showpiece final by Qatar’s Abdulrahman Al Jassim – but not even he could deny what Liverpool believed was their destiny.

"There was only so much Al Jassim could do to ruin a fine spectacle before a goal finally came.

"Henderson, superb all night, did well to keep the pressure on, before playing Mane through. The Senegal international ran across goal, checking back and supplying the unmarked Firmino, who shifted the ball to his right and blasted it past Alves.

"Liverpool can now add another trophy to the Champions Wall at Melwood and it is a good thing the club will be moving to a more expansive training facility, because at this rate, they will require a lot more space to detail their honours."