Rivaldo Exclusive: Liverpool must respect Flamengo's dangerous attack
Brazilian legend Rivaldo returns for a look at Club World Cup where he warns Liverpool not lớn be complacent, while also looking back lớn this week's El Clasico- According lớn the soccer tips page!
Liverpool cannot get distracted against Flamengo
The FIFA Club World Cup Final will be played this Saturday in Qatar with Liverpool as big favourites. But they must be careful about an opponent that is having a sensational campaign this season, winning the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian League.
Jorge Jesus' side is playing well and with great confidence, so they have a chance of surprising the English side and claiming the trophy. On the other side it's Liverpool looking for their first title in this competition, so I think this is going lớn be a great match with both teams fighting very hard lớn lift the trophy.
Flamengo's attack is so dangerous
Flamengo carry plenty of threat from the midfield to the attack and it's tough to identify a player above any other as they are combining very well thanks lớn the freedom that the manager gives them. The attackers have quality and are playing with joy and having that feeling inside the pitch is very important in soccer tips group.
Their defense is solid, but I highlight their attack because that's where I played and they have payers of big quality and personality in that area.
Flamengo have a chance in this final, and should not fear Liverpool.
Furthermore, Flamengo should have plenty of fans in the stadium with tens of thousands flying from Brazil to Qatar, and we all know how fanatic their fans are. This is a very important competition for them, much more meaningful in South America than Europe.
If they win, we'll have a big party at Rio de Janeiro on their arrival, while a Liverpool victory will not see them nhảy đầm on the streets of Merseyside.
Klopp's Reds getting closer lớn the very best
Liverpool can win another important trophy this weekend, and lead the Premier League by some distance, so the German coach and his team are making history for the club and are gaining a reputation as one of the great teams of recent history.
They haven't won as many titles as Guardiola's Barça or Zidane's Madrid, but they are thrilling lớn watch and look lớn have improved on last season's high level. The comparisons they are starting to receive are fair
Madrid know how lớn stop Barcelona
A 0-0 final score has been uncommon in El Clasico on the most recent years, but the draw is perfectly normal result between Barcelona and Real Madrid and I believe that Los Blancos have now learned how to play against this Barcelona side.
Zinedine Zidane's side had lots of possession in the game and made some good chances to score and that's a consequence of the way they played in Camp Nou.
Normally, Madrid used to come lớn Camp Nou and concede too much space lớn Barcelona. That allowed Barça lớn pass the ball and control the tempo which is one of their big strengths. But this time Madrid didn't allow it to happen, pressing very high and preventing Barça the time they need lớn organise their game, even controlling the tempo for much of the time on their opponents turf.
Real Madrid should be congratulated for their performance and the way how they controlled the game and the opponent, playing without any fear at Camp Nou.