Liverpool are looking to cap a memorable year as they bid to win the Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar – and the Reds are in the final after beating Monterrey 2-1.

The Reds qualified for the tournament by winning the Champions League in June, and Jurgen Klopp’s side are now just one game away from becoming world champions.

Concacaf Champions League holders Monterrey stood between Liverpool and a final against Flamengo at the weekend, and the Reds were made to work for a result at Khalifa International Stadium.

Naby Keita put Liverpool ahead courtesy of a fine Mohamed Salah assist, but Monterrey responded two minutes later, with Rogelio Funes Mori converting from close range after Alisson Becker had parried out a shot to send the sides in level at 1-1 at half-time.

Alisson was forced into a number of second-half saves, but a superb ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold was finished late on by substitute Roberto Firmino to send Liverpool through.

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Prediction: Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool

The Premier League leaders largely flattered to deceive against Watford on Saturday, but it is a mark of their mentality that they still claimed a straightforward victory and kept that remarkable top-flight unbeaten run intact.

Despite the inconvenience caused by the extra fixtures at a hectic time, Liverpool appear serious about winning this tournament for the first time.

However, they will not be given an easy ride by Monterrey.

Team news

Liverpool lineup: Alisson, Milner, Gomez, Henderson, Robertson, Lallana, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Salah, Origi

Subs: Adrian, Lonergan, Firmino, Mane, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Williams

TV channel and live stream information

The match will be televised live on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer, with coverage beginning at 5:15pm GMT ahead of a 5:30pm kick-off. The home for trending sports news.