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Premature Cup email a 'slap in the face' to Liverpool fans

WHATEVER about Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez needing to sign some half-decent players, one thing which is now clear is that the Reds need to get someone in to start vetting club emails.

Tom Hicks Jnr's electronic rant to a disgruntled fan is already the stuff of legend but the club made themselves look rather foolish again this week when season-ticket holders checked their email inboxes on Wednesday at around 5.0.

Emails were sent out reminding them to book ahead for the FA Cup fourth-round clash against Burnley on January 23 at 12.45 with the disclaimer saying "Payment failure and subsequent non-purchase of a ticket for this game in the competition will result in the removal from the scheme."

Now, as even the dogs on the street know, Liverpool are no longer in the Cup thanks to their humiliation by Reading, which took place a few hours after those emails were sent out.

One irate Liverpool fan stated he only checked his emails when he got home after the match and said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. It was bad enough to crash out of the Cup but then for the club to try and sell me tickets for the next round was a slap in the face."

Irish Independent