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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 January, 2004, 17:04 GMT
Tory leader 'wants Houllier axed'
Conservative leader Michael Howard has reportedly suggested Liverpool FC should axe Gerard Houllier and replace him with Celtic boss Martin O'Neill.

Mr Howard, a keen Liverpool fan, was overheard saying: "We need O'Neill, but the end of the season is not soon enough. We need him now."

A Tory spokesman confirmed he had discussed the issue with fellow fans.

"He is passionate in his support and like any football fan he will discuss the fortunes of his team," he said.


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