Liverpool’s extra-time victory over Flamengo in the FIFA Club World Cup final was significant for a number of reasons.
Roberto Firmino’s composed finish meant that Liverpool have now won three trophies in 2019, reinforcing the winning mentality that Klopp has instilled into his players.
It was also important as before last night the Club World Cup had eluded the Reds in their three previous attempts at winning it, with Flamengo beating them in 1981.
However, possibly the most significant reason for Liverpool fans is that it now puts them two in front of Manchester United at the top of the list of most honours won by English teams.
Klopp has done his reputation no harm among Reds fans in 2019 by taking Liverpool’s tally to 47 major honours, with their Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup successes taking them back above United.
Those triumphs now mean that Liverpool sit on 18 League Championships, six European Cup/Champions Leagues, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, three UEFA Cups, four UEFA Super Cups and one Club World Cup.
Other trophy-laden English clubs include Manchester United on 45, Arsenal on 30, Chelsea on 24 and Aston Villa 20.
Manchester City sit just outside the top five on 19 trophies, largely down to Pep Guardiola leading them to the domestic treble last year.
It is hard to imagine them not adding to their collection this campaign having made it out of the groups in the Champions League and setting up a semi-final doubleheader in the Carabao Cup against United already this season.
Another League Cup success would further reinforce their domestic dominance over the past couple of years.
As for Liverpool, their first league title in nearly 30 years seems to be closing in after their almost impeccable start.
Their 16 wins from 17 games has put them 10 points ahead of the chasing pack with a game in hand.
If they continue in this vein of form the Reds look likely to add more honours to their already stacked trophy cabinet.News Now - Sport News