December visit to Tokyo for Reds to take on the world

Club World Championship 2005Liverpool will be given the option to take part in the new annual Fifa Club World Championship this winter.  The tournament is designed to replace the previous one-off match which used to take place between the South American and European Champions.

The tournament will be played in Tokyo from December 11th to 18th. Liverpool are already undertaking a visit to Tokyo to play some games as part of their pre-season preparations.

According to UEFA’s website, there’s no obligation for the European Champions to take part in the tournament. Liverpool may well use this as bargaining power behind the scenes to try and secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

The tournament is organised by FIFA,  who hope to have the continental champions from all six FIFA confederations taking part.