YOKOHAMA — European champion Liverpool went through to the Club World Championship final and set a new club record with its 11th-straight clean sheet as it beat Deportivo Saprissa 3-0 at International Stadium Yokohama on Thursday.

Two goals either side of the break from summer-signing Peter Crouch and a wonderful first-half volley from captain Steven Gerrard secured the victory for the Reds, but they had ‘keeper Jose Reina to thank for the new record as his string of saves late in the second half kept out Saprissa.

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