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'We had Harry Kewell' - Houllier explains why Liverpool lost race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

The signing of the Australia star in 2003 and concerns over CR7's wage requests meant the Reds lost out to Manchester United - and the rest is history

Tim Cahill of Australia (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Syria during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying match, in Sydney, on October 10, 2017

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Tim Cahill of City (R) and Rhys Williams of Victory (L) contest for the ball, during the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Bruce Kamau of City celebrates after scoring the side's second goal, during the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Tim Cahill of City celebrates after the side's win after the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Tim Cahill (2-L) and team-mates of City celebrate with fans after their winning the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Tim Cahill (R) of Melbourne City tackles Jason Geria (L) of Melbourne Victory during the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- James Troisi of Victory falls over an advertisement block during the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Team-mates congratulate Marcin Budzinski of City after he scored the side's first goal, during the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Australia's Socceroos national team head coach Ange Postecoglou (C) joins Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat (R) and Paul Trimboli (L), Football Operations Manager at Victory, prior the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

MEL. Melbourne (Australia), 14/10/2017.- Tim Cahill of Melbourne City warms up prior the A-League soccer match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2017. EFE/EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Former Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic defends under-fire Ange Postecoglou

Ljubo Milicevic feels Ange Postecoglou is receiving unjustified criticism amid Australia's World Cup qualifying struggles

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Australia striker Tim Cahill paid to do 'sponsored' goal celebration in crucial World Cup play-off against Syria

Cahill: Postecoglou's Socceroos legacy will last forever

The former Everton and current Australia star leapt to the defence of the national side's manager, whose future is far from certain

Still alive: Teams chasing World Cup spots through playoffs

Australia's Tim Cahill, left, celebrates after scoring against Syria during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

David Squires on ... Tim Cahill's rescue of Australia and Ange Postecoglou

David Squires on ... Tim Cahill's rescue of Australia and Ange Postecoglou

World Cup picture takes shape on global day of drama

Syrian players react to their loss to Australia in their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Postecoglou unwilling to confirm Socceroos future amid exit reports

Ange Postecoglou offered no guarantees over his future as Australia head coach, amid reports he is set to quit.

Australia's Tim Cahill (2nd L) celebrates with head coach Ange Postecoglou after defeating Syria in their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match, in Sydney, on October 10, 2017

Australia's Tim Cahill (2nd L) celebrates with head coach Ange Postecoglou after defeating Syria in their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match, in Sydney, on October 10, 2017

Australia's Tim Cahill (2nd L) celebrates with head coach Ange Postecoglou after defeating Syria in their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match, in Sydney, on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/WILLIAM WEST)

Crushed but for 120 minutes united: qualifier lets Syrians forget war

The World Cup qualifier against Australia gave Syrians a chance to unite behind their national team.

Australia's coach Ange Postecoglou reacts during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Syria, in Sydney, on October 10, 2017

Australia and Honduras to battle for World Cup spot after dramatic night of qualifying

After an unbelievable series of results, Los Catrachos will take on the Socceroos over two legs for a position in Russia next year

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's Tim Cahill, left, attempts to head the ball past Syria's keeper Ibriham Alma during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Syria's Omar Al Somah, left, jumps up after scoring against Australia during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's Tim Cahill, tops, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Syria during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's goal keeper Mathew Ryan, left, turns to see the ball go in for a Syrian goal during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's keeper Mathew Ryan dives at a ball that hit the post from a Syria free kick during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's Tim Cahill, right, scores from a header against Syria during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Syria fans cheer before the start of the Soccer World Cup qualifying match between Australia and Syria in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Syria's Mardek Mardkian yells out after missing a chance on the Australian goal during their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Aussies end war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes in extra time

Australia's Tomi Juric, center left, and Milos Degenek celebrates their win over Syria in their Soccer World Cup qualifying match in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou set to quit before World Cup - report

The Socceroos boss is set to stand down after the upcoming CONCACAF playoff and not lead the nation to Russia if they qualify

Syrians watch a telecast of the World Cup 2018 qualifier between Australia and Syria inside a Syrian refugee camp in Bar Elias town

Syrians watch a telecast of the World Cup 2018 qualifier between Australia and Syria inside a Syrian refugee camp in Bar Elias town, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Asia - Syria vs Australia

Australia's Tim Cahill looks on as he scores against Syria's Ibrahim Alma. REUTERS/David Gray

'Cahill is just a freak' - Postecoglou amazed by Australia star's heroics in win over Syria

The 37-year-old scored both of his side's goals as they secured their place in the playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, earning praise from his boss

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Asia - Syria vs Australia

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Asia - Syria vs Australia - Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia - October 10, 2017 - Syria's Omar Al Soma celebrates goal. REUTERS/Steve Christo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Asia - Syria vs Australia

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Asia - Syria vs Australia - Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia - October 10, 2017 - Syria's Esraa Alhamwiah tackles Australia's Nikita Rukavytsya. REUTERS/Steve Christo

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