Liverpool train at Qatar University in the capital, Doha before their semi-final match [Giuseppe Cacace/AFP]

Doha, Qatar – European champions Liverpool are set to launch their campaign at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, seeking a maiden title at the tournament.

The Reds, who qualified for the seven-team club event by clinching their sixth European Champions League trophy in June, will play Mexican side Monterrey in the semi-final on Wednesday.

CONCACAF champions Monterrey beat hosts Al Sadd, led by former Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez, 3-2 on Saturday to book their spot in the last four.

Kick-off is at 8:30pm local time (17:30 GMT) at the 45,000-capacity Khalifa International Stadium in the capital, Doha.


“This competition gives the squad the opportunity to achieve

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