On this day in 2005 Pepe Reina set a club record of 11 consecutive clean sheets.
Rafa Benitez’s side traveled to the Yokohoma International Stadium facing Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Championship. Peter Crouch got the Reds off to a flying start scoring within the first two minutes of the match and Steven Gerrard doubled Liverpool’s lead later in the half. Crouch completed his brace in the second half guiding the Reds to a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Costa Rican outfit.
Aside from Liverpool reaching the Club World Championship final there was extra reason to celebrate for Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina and that was because he set a club record of going 11 games without conceding a goal. A run that started in October, Reina had comfortably cemented himself as Liverpool’s first choice keeper ahead of Champions League final hero, Jerzy Dudek, and wrote himself into the history books.