Liverpool team: Virgil van Dijk starts Club World Cup final as Jurgen Klopp names strong XI against Flamengo

Virgil van Dijk has been passed fit for Liverpool’s Club World Cup final date with Flamengo.

You can listen to full commentary of Liverpool vs Flemanego LIVE on talkSPORT 2 on Saturday, kick-off 5:30pm.

Star defender Virgil van Dijk will start for Liverpool

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Star defender Virgil van Dijk will start for Liverpool

The defender didn’t feature in the Reds’ victory over Monterrey in the semi-finals due to illness.

But he has been given the nod this time around with Jurgen Klopp naming a strong XI for the match.

Roberto Firmino, who came off the bench to score the winning goal in the semi-final, is recalled to the starting XI alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Firmino scored the winner after tucking away Trent Alexander-Arnold’s clever ball

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Firmino scored the winner after tucking away Trent Alexander-Arnold’s clever ball

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold also returns and below you can see the full team news for both sides.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino

Subs: Lonergan, Adrian, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Jones, Hoever, Elliott, Van den Berg, Williams

Flamengo: Diego Alves, Filipe Luis, Rafinha, Rodrigo Caio, Pablo Mari, Everton Ribeiro, Willian Arao, De Arrascaeta, Gerson, Bruno Henrique, Gabriel Barbosa

Subs: Cesar, Gabriel Batista, Rhodolfo, Rodinei, Rene, Thuler, Diego, Berrio, Vitinho, Piris Da Motta, Reinier, Lincoln

 

The Club World Cup is a trophy that has always eluded Liverpool, even in the days where it was the Intercontinental Cup before 2000.

So the Reds can make history with a win against the Brazilian outfit.