DIARY: Hit or Miss... Liverpool owner drops clanger

When one of Liverpool FC's owners, Tom Hicks, admitted to the Liverpool Echo that he had attempted to line up Jurgen Klinsmann to replace incumbent manager Rafael Benitez, he scored not so much an own goal as an own relegation.

Tom Hicks
Tom Hicks

'We attempted to negotiate an option as an insurance policy,' admitted Hicks, alluding to rumours that Rafa was looking elsewhere. Benitez was aghast - and rightly so. 'Mersey In Meltdown' ran the Mirror's headline; 'Rafael *Benitez Struggling to Walk On' offered The Times. MISS

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