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Rafa Benitez to look to Liverpool’s past for inspiration

Literary SPOILER alert!

Emile Heskey

Without wanting to get far too hoity toity about it, there is a wonderful line in The Great Gatsby that goes something like:

“Can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!”

In that example, a deluded millionaire was attempting to relive his early years by hooking up with the same gal that dazzled him as a young man, only now it would be even better.

Now, far be in for The Spoiler to ruin a good book for anyone who hasn’t read it, but let’s just say that he ends up dead, and hardly anyone bothers to attend his funeral.

Anyway, the point being that Rafa Benitez has seemingly gone a bit Gatsby this week, with rumours suggesting that he’s ready to splurge what small pursefuls of money he has on Emile Heskey – a man forever lurking in Liverpool’s past.

The Villa striker enjoyed four pretty decent years at Anfield in the early 2000s, but never experienced the sheer joy of working with the Spaniard. They missed one another by about a month.

The club will probably have to shift Babel, Voronin and Dossena first for this literary impersonation to come true.

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