The only Liverpool star who has won the Club World Cup - in pictures

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Xherdan Shaqiri with the Club World Cup trophy in 2013 after winning the competition with Bayern Munich. Getty

Bayern Munich and Raja Casablanca players walk onto the pitch before the Fifa Club World Cup final match in 2013. Getty

Xherdan Shaqiri runs with the ball during the Club World Cup Final between Bayern Muenchen and Raja Casablanca at Marrakech Stadium in 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco. Getty

Bayern Munich's Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri fights for the ball against Raja Casablanca defender Adil Karrouchy during their 2013 Fifa Club World Cup final . AFP

The 2013 Club World Cup winners Bayern Munich. Getty

Shaqiri and Bayern celebrate thier victory. Getty

Torwart Tom Starke, Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery, Mario Mandzukic und Xherdan Shaqiri after the game. Getty

Shaqiri in action for Bayern against Raja Casablanca. Getty

Xherdan Shaqiri of Muenchen runs with the ball during the Fifa Club World Cup Final between Bayern Munich and Raja Casablanca. Getty

Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery, Tom Starke, Mario Mandzukic and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrate with the trophy after winning the Fifa Club World Cup final 2-0 against Raja Casablanca in 2013. DPA

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Dominic Hart

Dec 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

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Liverpool head into the Club World Cup final against Brazilian giants Flamengo on Saturday, the six-time European champions against the best supported club in Latin America.

The wo sides have met before; Flamengo won the 1981 Intercontinental Cup - the forerunner to the Club World Cup - by overpowering Kenny Dalglish and his teammates 3-0 in Tokyo.

Flamengo suporters still chant about that victory, roughly singing "In December 1981 we ran circles around the Englishmen/3-0 over Liverpool/It left a mark in history."

European teams don't have a great revcord in the Club World Cup. Howver, one Liverpool player has it apeard in the final before, and lifted the trophy.

Xherdan Shaqiri has told his teammates to savour the ‘amazing experience’ of competing in the event.

The Swiss was part of the Bayern Munich side that beat Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the final of the 2013 edition, and he is relishing the chance to make history by helping Liverpool lift the trophy for the first time.

“It’s special because you play against totally different nations’ clubs, so it’s an amazing experience,” Shaqiri told Liverpoolfc.com.

“You cannot always have this experience, it’s a long way to get there so we have to enjoy that too. I won it already with Bayern, it was amazing, and it’s also important for the club: a big trophy, an important trophy.

“It’s an opportunity to win it and to bring one more trophy back to Liverpool.”

Updated: December 20, 2019 11:14 AM

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