Liverpool look set to take part in the 2019 Club World Cup after FIFA confirmed plans to discuss the upcoming competition, despite initial thoughts that the annual competition could be scrapped in favour of a tournament every four years.
The Champions League winners have traditionally taken part each year, although FIFA approved plans to get rid of the annual tournament back in March, with a new 24-team competition planned for 2021 instead.
However, FIFA have not helped confusion about the situation by confirming that they will discuss the host of the 2019 Club World Cup as part of their agenda for a meeting in Paris on Monday.
Plans for the 24-team competition have raised more questions than answers, with many clubs thought to be prepared to boycott the expanded tournament, which would take part over June and July, amid concerns that players would miss out on vital recovery periods over summer.
The European Club Association, which boasts members such as Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United, released a statement to the Associated Press (via the Daily Mail) which read: "O