They’ve taken part in the competition, which was known as the Intercontinental Cup before it was revamped in 2000, three times but have never won it.
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In 1981, they were beaten by Flamengo, who they will face in this year’s final in Qatar.
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In 1984, they lost to Argentine side Independiente.
And most recently it was Sao Paulo who got the better of them back in 2005.
The Reds left empty-handed in a match they dominated but it turns out things got bad after the tournament finished.
So bad that former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann spent a night in a prison cell after he was arrested by Japanese police on a night out gone wrong with Jamie Carragher.
The German later recalled: “We lost the Club World Cup final 1-0 in a game we should have won. We absolutely battered them.
“After the game, we found a boozer because it was Chelsea v Arsenal and we had a few shandies to drown our sorrows, and we had a few more. And then, when the bar shut, there was a bit of aggro.
“There was some Liverpool fans, and some of Carra’s mates, so within a minute there was police all over the place, so everyone ran away.
“I was injured at the time so I couldn’t run. Even if I was fit, I still would have been caught because most others were probably quicker!
“Anyway I got caught by a copper and he took me away. So there I was 3am and the bus was leaving from the hotel about 8 o’clock so I was a bit nervous when I got back.
“Carra throughout the night, he kept asking Sami [Hyypia] if I had come back. Every 15 minutes [he was ringing Hyypia] because he was worried he might be in trouble too.
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