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Roy Hodgson mystified by Liverpool rumours

last updated Friday 11th June 2010, 10:18 AM
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Fulham boss Roy Hodgson insists he is not about to join Liverpool - and has talked to no one connected with the Premiership giant.

Fulham Chronicle sport has learned the man who took the Whites to their first-ever European final just a month ago has no plans to leave Craven Cottage.

A rock-solid source close to the 62-year-old dismissed speculation linking him to the post as successor to Rafael Benitez - ousted from Anfield last Friday.

The source said: "No one from Liverpool, or connected with them has spoken to Roy - and he is mystified by all the conjecture over the last few days."

For all that, the man who came within a few minutes of a penalty shoot-out against Athletico Madrid to decide the Europa League is high up on the Reds list - mostly because Hodgson has worked wonders on a modest Fulham budget while reviving the careers of Danny Murphy, Damien Duff and Dickson Etuhu.

Liverpool want the same for their costly squad, but Hodgson hinted he would be in west London for campaign number three after welcoming his first signing of the summer on Tuesday when Philippe Senderos arrived from Arsenal.

Source Paul Warburton at Fulham Chronicle
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