Liverpool’s won’t want their Club World Cup campaign to end as badly as 2005 – Dietmar Hamann recalls when he got arrested on night out with Jamie Carragher

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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