Liverpool are set to be invited to take part in a new 24-team Club World Cup which could earn clubs more than a £100million, according to The Times.
The newspaper claim that Fifa is pushing ahead with plans for the new tournament to be held every four years, and currently propose that the 24 clubs involved would share a pot of about £1.5 billion.
The Times report that the winner of the tournament could earn as much as £100 million and a guaranteed minimum £50 million if successful.
It is believed that Uefa remains the biggest obstacle to the plan going ahead as they believe Fifa’s idea would hurt the Champions League.
With only 24 times involved and a huge cash windfall potentially ready to be bestowed upon the winner, the Reds should snap up this elusive opportunity to participant if the plans go ahead. The Times suggests that the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Ajax and many of Europe’s elite teams could all be set to compete in the new contest. The money gained from the tournament, even just participating, would easily see the Reds have even more to spend in the transfer market. The only downsides to the idea is that the first tournament won’t be until June 2021, these things take time, and that there are football organisations already keen for it not to go ahead. Aside from Uefa, the Premier League aren’t apparently thrilled over the plans as that don’t think Fifa should be involved with club competitions. This could affect any of England’s elite teams from featuring, including the Reds, as they wouldn’t want to upset the league.