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Video – Liverpool scrape past Monterrey with late winner

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Liverpool makes it to the Club World Cup final after beating the Mexican side Monterrey 2-1 with a late late goal from Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool lined up without Virgil Van Dijk and Firmino and Sane on the bench.

Van Dijk was ill and ruled of the game entirely.

Firmino and Sane on the bench was a strange one from Klopp. Perhaps a little underestimation of his opponent.

The game went off with a bang, and both sides scored inside the first 15 minutes.

Liverpool took the lead through Naby Keita in the 11th minute.

The assist came from Salah who played a wicked reverse pass and Keita did the rest.

Monterrey promised before the game they would not be overcome by the occasion and were there to try and win.

Try they did.

It was only three minutes later they were rewarded with an equalizer from Mori.

A free-kick from distance wasn’t deal with.

A resulting overhead kick is saved by Alisson only for the ball to fall to Mori who bangs it away.

Liverpool 1 – 1 Monterrey.

While Liverpool dominated possession, both teams had an abundance of chances.

Liverpool had some 70% possession, while Monterrey had 16 shots of which eight were on target.

Liverpool’s shots were 12 and six respectively.

Neither side sat back, as both pushed for a winner.

When the 90 minutes were up and the fourth official held up the board to signify five added minutes it was on.

Both teams went for the jugular, and in the 92nd-minute substitute Roberton Firmino broke the deadlock.

It was an assist from Alexander Arnold, who was in turn assisted by Salah.

But it was the England players cross that was inch-perfect, and Brazilian Firmino glanced the ball past the devasted Barovero in the Mexican goal.

Liverpool will now face South American Champions Flamengo.

The Brazilians will undoubtedly be a tougher test than Monterrey.

This is the final the world wanted.