Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez may not receive his full compensation due if he is indeed sacked by the club's American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

The Daily Mail says it has transpired there may be some doubt over a perceived £6million pay-out for being dismissed.

It was initially thought Benitez would be in line for such a windfall under the terms of his contract, but Anfield chiefs feel they are not duty bound to pay that much and may dispute it.