For the first time in their history, Liverpool are finally world champions.
The Reds saw off Brazilian side and Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo 1-0 in a tense final on Saturday night, with Roberto Firmino grabbing the winner in extra-time following his vital semi-final contribution against Monterrey.
Liverpool’s golden badge: Five things to know…
- Liverpool beat Flamengo 1-0 to win the Fifa Club World Cup for the first time.
- The Reds will now immediately be able to wear a golden badge commemorating their title in the Champions League this season and next.
- But they are “not set” to be permitted to wear it in the Premier League.
- A formal application must be made to make changes to existing kits if a team wants to wear something different in the FA Cup.
- Reports suggest the Premier League have granted permission for Liverpool to wear the badge for their fixture with Wolves on December 29th.
And as a reward for their efforts, Jurgen Klopp‘s men will now be able to boast their new-found status by wearing a 78mm by 57mm golden badge on their kit, signifying their position as world champions.
However, while this badge is sure to be sported on Liverpool kits immediately in the Champions League, that may not be the case for their Premier League matches.
Rules state that any changes a club wishes to make to their existing kit must go through a formal application process, while the same applies for the FA Cup – in which Liverpool host Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round next month.
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According to the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool have submitted an appeal to wear the badge, which the Premier League have responded to by granting them permission to do so only in their home clash with Wolves on December 29th. However, the Reds will still be able to immediately show off their new success in the Champions League both for the remainder of this season and during next season’s competition.
A spokesperson for FIFA told Liverpoolfc.com: “As per the usage guidelines, the winning team can wear the FIFA World Champions Badge from the day it becomes champions up to and including the final of the next edition of the tournament.”
Liverpool return to domestic action on Boxing Day with a vital clash against Leicester City.