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Liverpool hero Thommo: Houllier primed for Villa job

Phil Thompson has backed former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier for the Aston Villa job.

Thommo was Houllier's No2 at Anfield and the pair were together again for Jamie Carragher's testimonial.

Looking tanned and healthy, Houllier simply gave a Gallic shrug and shook his head when asked about the state of his health.

But former Liverpool manager Thompson - a close ally of Houllier in the past - pushed the Frenchman's cause.

He said: "Have you seen him? He looks extremely fit and what he would bring to Aston Villa is a wealth of experience and organisational ability in the role.

"You see what he did for the golden generation of French football - not the latest group of French players, those who came before."

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