Liverpool meets Portsmouth in EPL Asian Trophy

Liverpool will face Portsmouth in the final of the English Premier League's 2007 Barclay's Asian Trophy being played in Hong Kong after beating HK FA Cup winner South China 3-1. Jon Arne Riise opened the scoring for the Reds with a thunderous free kick in the tenth minute. Spanish star Xabi Alonso converted a penalty four minutes later to put Liverpool 2-0 up after new signing Andriy Voronin was fouled in the box. South China managed to pull one back before half time with a long range effort by captain Li Haiqiang. Livcerpool's Daniel Agger rounded off the scoring in the 74 minute. Portsmouth booked its place in the final thanks to a Benjani Mwaruwari goal. The Pompey striker fired home from eight metres on the stroke of half-time after collecting a deflected Nico Kranjar shot. South China will play Fulham in the third place playoff.