Houllier gets 'quit Liverpool or you will die' threats


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  • Thursday, 04 Mar 2004

LONDON: Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier received an anonymous death threat in the post last month, British media reported yesterday. 

Houllier received the threat at the club's Anfield premises three weeks ago and Liverpool reported it to Merseyside police, they said. 

The letter said the Frenchman should resign as Liverpool manager or his life would be in danger, according to the reports. 

Houllier is in Sofia with his team for their UEFA Cup third round second-leg match against Levski. 

Liverpool are out of the FA Cup and the Premier League title race and pressure has been heaped on Houllier to quit. 

After Liverpool lost at Portsmouth in an FA Cup fifth-round replay last month, graffiti painted on the wall at the club's training ground included the message: “Hope you die of AIDS, Houllier”. 

Houllier, 56, has been in charge at Liverpool since 1998. His side won the treble of FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001 and they won the League Cup again last year but Liverpool have not won the league championship since 1990. – Reuters 

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