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Pool jump on Paddy wagon

Premier League giants Liverpool are preparing to rock Celtic this week by making a formal bid for their Northern Ireland playmaker Paddy McCourt.

The Reds are understood to have made a tentative enquiry about McCourt’s availability on Thursday, less than 24 hours after his stunning goalscoring performance for Northern Ireland against the Faroe Islands.

But Celtic boss Neil Lennon immediately issued a “hands off” warning to Anfield chief Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool will now consider upping the ante and offer a firm cash bid for a player who is also wanted by Wolves and Blackpool.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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