Liverpool FC mourns Gerard Houllier

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Liverpool FC is mourning the passing of former manager Gerard Houllier, aged 73.

 

The Frenchman was in charge of the Reds for six seasons, leading his team to an historic and unforgettable treble of League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 2000-01 and returning the club to the Champions League.

Houllier – who recovered from life-saving heart surgery during the 2001-02 campaign to return to the dugout – later guided Liverpool to a second League Cup triumph of his tenure in 2003 and departed the following year having overseen 307 matches and successfully re-established the club as a modern force.

Everybody at the club is deeply saddened by the loss of Gerard and our thoughts are with his family and friends.