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Liverpool fans have recovery guide in Rangers rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Liverpool football supporters seeking a revival after the ouster of former owner Tom Hicks have a roadmap to recovery in the success of another club Hicks recently owned, baseball's Texas Rangers.

Two months after exiting bankruptcy, the Rangers have reached the World Series for the first time in their 50-year history and will play host to San Francisco on Saturday in game three of the Major League Baseball final.

"It definitely has a very positive impact on your organization and just on recognition," Rangers president Nolan Ryan said.

"What I've seen is how much Texas memorabilia I see around the country now. Our fans didn't even wear it to the ballpark when I came in 2008."

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