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Last Updated: Thursday June 02 2005 13:04 GMT

Liverpool damage Champions trophy

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard with the cup
It's just as well Liverpool are keeping the Champions League trophy for good because they managed to damage it during their victory celebrations.

The Reds came back from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in last week's final. As it was the fifth time they had won, they were allowed to keep the cup.

It's thought the handle got dented when striker Milan Baros dropped the cup at the team's hotel in Turkey.

But the club says the dent is staying put because it won't be mending it.

"We decided not to get it repaired because it is part of the character of the cup," said the curator of the club museum at Anfield, where the trophy is now on show.

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