Liverpool have been denied the prestige of adorning their shirts with the gold FIFA Club World Cup winners badge for the rest of the season. The Premier League only granted the club the permission to wear their gold FIFA winners badge in the Premier League for just one game.
The Reds made an appeal to the league immediately after lifting the trophy last weekend after beating Flamengo 1-0 after extra time.
They now face a race against time to get the specially manufactured kits ready in time.
Current rules state that only charitable messaging can be added to shirts in the middle of a Premier League season – anything different from that must be ratified by their board.
The Reds had asked the Premier League if the badge can be worn in all top-flight matches, arguing that it will simply show English football in a good light.
However, there is no indication as to whether they would be allowed to don the emblem on a permanent basis in 2020.
Real Madrid – who were world champions in 2016, 2017 and 2018 – were granted permission to wear the badge in La Liga.
Outside of top-flight fixtures, they will be able to wear their prestigious symbol in Champions League matches, meaning it will be on show on February 18 in their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.
In order to wear the badge in the FA Cup, Liverpool will have to submit a separate application to the Football Association – they host local rivals Everton in the third round on January 5.
Manchester United were refused permission to wear the badge in the Premier League after they won the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup – the only previous occasion an English club has won the tournament.