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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Liverpool caught up in match-fixing allegations
Liverpool have been bizarrely caught up in Europol's investigation in to worldwide match fixing.
Reports claim that Liverpool's 1-0 home win over Debrecen in the Champions League group stage in 2009 is one of the 680 games under investigation.
Former Reds striker Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the match in the win over the Hungarian side.
It is claimed that Debrecen were approached to concede more than 2.5 goals by a Singapore-based gambling syndicate.
Ironically, despite having 58% of possession and 9 shots on target, we were still only able to win 1-0. [ED: Sounds very familiar!]
Debrecen's goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic spilled a routine shot by Fernando Torres during the game and there are allegations circulating that he tried to be our 12th man on the night.
Nobody connected to Liverpool Football Club now or back at the time of the alleged incident is believed to be implicated.
"We've not had any contact from Europol and no other agency has been in touch with Liverpool," said an Anfield spokesperson.