Crouch scored his second and Liverpool’s third as Liverpool stretched their lead in this FIFA Club World Cup semi-final. Saprissa were just starting to get a little bit of possession when the striker got his fourth goal of the season for the Reds.
Liverpool 3 Saprissa 0
Crouch 3, 58
Deportivo Saprissa: Porras, Cordero, Ronald Gonzalez, Jervis Drummond, Badilla, Bennett (Solis 46), Bolanos, Centeno, Azofeifa, Gomez (Gerald Drummond 76), Saborio (Aleman 83).
Subs: Parks, Aleman, Brenes, Solis, Esquivel, Nunez, Phillip, Lopez, Fausto Gonzalez, Gerald Drummond, Navas, Fonseca.
Booked: Azofeifa 29.
Liverpool: Reina, Josemi, Hyypia (Luis Garcia 71), Carragher, Traore, Gerrard (Sinama Pongolle 64), Sissoko, Alonso (Hamann 78), Riise, Crouch, Cisse.
Subs: Dudek, Warnock, Finnan, Kewell, Luis Garcia, Sinama Pongolle, Carson, Hamann, Morientes.