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Liverpool FC Star Takes Aim at a "Ruthless" Tom Hicks in New Book

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What you see at right is the autobiography of Jamie Carragher, who you'd totally know and adore and maybe even worship if you lived in Liverpool, where, you know, Tom Hicks owns a soccer team. The 30-year-old defender's book is being published in the U.K. tomorrow, and folks are giddy, as he's been a Red since he was a member of the team's youth squad in '96. But what's making news one day before its publication is an excerpt from the book in which Carragher kicks Hicks and co-owner George Gillett square in the soccer balls.

"For richer or poorer, we'd sold Liverpool to two ruthless businessmen who saw us as a moneymaking opportunity. They didn't buy Liverpool as an act of charity; they weren't intent on throwing away all the millions they'd earned over 50 years ... They wanted to buy us because the planned stadium offered a chance to generate tons of cash and increase the value of the club."

Incidentally, last Thursday's item about the fans' boycott of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the wake of that promised stadium getting put on hold yet again seemed to find its way to Liverpool. Comments are internationally interesting, if you missed 'em. --Robert Wilonsky

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