December 18 saw Liverpool face Sao Paolo in the World Club Championship. The scene was set in Japan in front 66,000 fans in 2005 but, sadly, Liverpool lost 1-0 to the Brazilian team. The best 11 was out with Gerrard, Alonso, Luis Garcia and Carragher among others starting but an early goal for the Brazilian giants in the first half saw Liverpool out and finish 2nd in the tournament as a whole.
A strange throwback one now, another loss sadly, Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. 0-1 loss to the Rovers. 1897, 119 years ago in front of only 5,000 fans