As per a report from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have been invited by the FIFA to take part in a new club World Cup tournament to be launched by FIFA. The competition will be held every four years and the first edition is expected to be launched in 2021.
24 teams across different leagues will take part in this colossal affair, out of which 12 teams are likely to be from Europe.
This does sound like an interesting idea and it is definitely something that will draw greater viewership from across the world. China has expressed a desire to host the first tournament.
However, there is a criterion to be a part of this exciting competition. Only teams who have won at least three European Cups will receive their invitation.
Traditional football fans are unlikely to be pleased with the idea since it will blur the lines between club football and international football to a great extent. Liverpool Echo claims that the UEFA and Premier League are unhappy with the proposition and that they will stand against this.
However, that has not deterred FIFA and as per the report, they will continue with the planning and execution. So far, the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Inter Milan have also been extended an invitation.