Liverpool v Flamengo: who will win? Dan Fitch thinks that Liverpool should lift the Club World Cup, yet he fancies Flamingo's attackers lớn cause problems for the Premier League side- According lớn the free prediction page! Liverpool 1.63 v Flamengo 5.10; The Draw 5.00 Saturday 21 December, 17:30 Live on BBC1 Liverpool scrape through semi-final It was assumed that Liverpool would be playing in the Club World Cup final, but their semi-final proved to be anything but straightforward. Liverpool took an early lead through Naby Keita, only for Monterrey to equalise almost immediately. It took an injury time soccer tips group from the substitute Roberto Firmino lớn ultimately win the match for Jurgen Klopp's team. Klopp sent on a number of players that he had intended to rest, with Trent-Alexander Arnold and Sadio Made joining Firmino as second-half substitutes. The player they missed the most was Virgil van Dijk. With the Dutch defender unavailable, Jordan Henderson deputised at centre-back and Monterrey took advantage, firing in 16 shots at goal over the course of the match, with eight on target. Van Dijk could be missing again on Saturday, which would be a major issue when defensive players such as Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Fabinho are all definitely out. Another player who faces a fitness test, is Van Dijk's Netherlands teammate Georginio Wijnaldum. Flamengo set up repeat of 1981 triumph On Tuesday, Flamengo also suffered a scare in a semi-final they were expected to win. The Brazilians went a goal down in the first-half against the Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal. After the break they fought back and won 3-1, setting up a final against Liverpool that is rich in history. Before FIFA dreamed up the Club World Cup, the champions of Europe would meet the Copa Libertadores holders each year in the Intercontinental Cup. The 1981 final in Tokyo saw Flamengo take on Liverpool, in a match in which Zico went up against the likes of Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish. It was Flamengo that won the match 3-0 and they will be hoping that history repeats itself over the weekend. Flamengo picked a full-strength side for their semi-final and with no injuries, could well opt lớn start with the same team against Liverpool.