Paul Scholes jokes his badminton trophy is bigger than Liverpool's CWC title

Paul Scholes jokes his badminton trophy is bigger than Liverpool's CWC title

Paul Scholes has jokingly played down Liverpool's Club World Cup title win over Brazilian side Flamengo claiming that his badminton trophy is bigger.

Liverpool are now world champions after beating Flamengo in the final of the Club World Cup which was a big plus for manager Jurgen Klopp.

Englishman Paul Scholes also won the Club World Cup title in 2008 while playing for Manchester United and he has now played down the significance of winning it.

"You want to win it Club World Cup once you're there but I don't think it was ever something we were desperate to win.

"Even now if someone said to you 'What trophies did you win over the years?' I don't think we'd mention the Club World Championship,'' Scholes told BBC Five Live.

The 45-year-old who was superb in the midfield during his active playing time then rated his badminton title higher than the Club World Cup crown.

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Scholes' comment, however, did not go well with Liverpool fans who reacted on social media.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been tipped to win this season's Premier League title considering their performances so far as they remain the only unbeaten side this term.

Earlier, had reported how Virgil Van Dijk became a surprise summer target for Real Madrid and the Spanish giants are looking to tempt the Liverpool star to the Bernabeu.

The one-time most expensive defender is now rated as one of the best center-backs in the game since his £75 million move from Southampton in January 2017.

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