Diary: It's Liverpool FC 1, ITV 0

Side-splitting jokes are already doing the rounds in media circles about the impending arrival of the sales director Kelly Williams at ITV.

Our favourite has Williams, a staunch Liverpool FC fan, agreeing to join the broadcaster on the condition that his boss Fru Hazlitt also secured the services of Dalglish. Mishearing him, she mistakenly hired Simon 'Dags' Daglish of Fox Interactive rather than 'King' Kenny Dalglish, who instead opted to join Liverpool as manager.