Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has offered an insight into Flamengo ahead of our Club World Cup Final against the Brazilian side this weekend.

The Reds shot stopper has told media that the team from his home nation are taking this competition very seriously. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Alisson said. “It’s big for Brazilians but I think it’s bigger for the people playing in it.

“Flamengo won the Copa Libertagores and we won the Champions League while many other clubs won big competitions too and that’s why we are here. You can feel from the Flamengo side that fans are here supporting their team.

Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa, Copa Libertadores

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“In the last game there were more than 10,000 supporters from Flamengo’s side, but this is not just big for them it’s big for us also and we want to win it and we will try to do our best on the pitch.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to make history against Flamengo on Saturday. The Club World Cup is one of a few rare trophies Liverpool have never lifted.

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After fully committing to the competition and sacrificing our status in the Carabao Cup, this game against Flamengo has become a must-win. However, the Brazilian side will certainly be no pushovers.

Flamengo are being well backed as their fans have come in their droves to Qatar in support of the side. Nothing less than 100% will do against Liverpool, as they have the chance to call themselves the best team in football by beating us.

It may be overlooked by those not participating, but the Club World Cup is a big deal and winning it would be the perfect end to 2019.

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