Liverpool won their first Club World Cup trophy after beating Brazilian side Flamengo 1-0 in a hard-fought victory thanks to Roberto Firmino’s strike in extra-time.

In a game full of goalscoring opportunities, Liverpool were denied an injury-time penalty in normal time by VAR as referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim awarded a spot-kick for a foul on Sadio Mane – only for the decision to be reversed.

But with Flamengo’s legs tiring in the additional half hour, Liverpool capitalised through a ruthless counter-attack started by Jordan Henderson which Firmino finished off.

The game was decided in extra time when Firmino’s calm, well-taken finish converted a counterattack, setting up Jurgen Klopp’s side for a return to a Premier League campaign they should now go on to win.