Liverpool confirm death of fan who fell ill before Benfica game


iverpool have confirmed the death of a fan who fell ill before Wednesday night’s game against Benfica.

The fan was treated at Anfield shortly before kick-off but was announced by the club the morning after the match.

A club spokesperson said: “Above all, the condolences and thoughts of everyone at the club are with the supporter’s family, loved ones and friends.

“We would like to thank the emergency services for their heroic efforts in providing emergency care and our gratitude to our medical professionals, stewards and all supporters in the vicinity of the incident for their assistance.”

Wednesday’s quarter-final also saw Liverpool fans pay their respects to the 97 victims of the Hillsborough disaster ahead of the game.

Kop fans held an exhibition in memory of those who died in the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest 33 years ago on Friday.

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