LIVERPOOL is an entirely fictional city, Rupert Murdoch has insisted.
The owner of the Times and the Sun said his newspapers would never run stories about non-existent places and would instead focus on ‘real cities’ like Birmingham and Newcastle.
He added: “Liverpool only exists in films and comics, like Gotham and Metropolis.
“My newspapers do not report fiction. We pride ourselves on providing facts that have been gathered in an honourable way.
“Shoddy newspapers like the Guardian and the Mirror can write about this ‘Liverpool’ and try and hoodwink their readers into believing that it occupies a large area in the North West of England.
“Sun readers are much too clever to fall for that nonsense.”