Liverpool kiss of death? Hicks dismisses Rafa rift talk

Liverpool part-owner Tom Hicks has labelled his so-called rift with Rafa Benitez as nothing but a fictional media construct. An Associated Press story published yesterday quotes Hicks as saying “The media…made up that we were going to fire him. They made up that I told him to shut up. They made up this battle between Benitez and the Americans. It’s really funny to kind of watch.”

Instead, Hicks maintains he and co-owner George Gillett “think Rafa’s terrific” and “want to put all that behind us.”

Does Hicks mean what he says or is this the kiss of death for Rafa?

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