Liverpool confirm death of supporter who was taken ill inside Anfield ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Benfica
- A Liverpool fan has passed away after taking ill at Anfield on Wednesday evening
- The incident happened inside the ground before kick-off against Benfica
- Medics had rushed to the individual’s aid, but the club confirmed they had died
Liverpool have confirmed that a supporter has died after they were taken ill ahead of kick-off of the Champions League clash with Benfica on Wednesday evening.
Emergency services tended to the fan inside the ground ahead of the quarter-final second leg. He was taken to hospital where he later passed away.
According to reports, the incident happened 20 minutes before the match started.
Liverpool have confirmed the death of a fan who was taken ill inside Anfield on Wednesday
A club spokesperson said: ‘It is with great regret that Liverpool Football Club can confirm that a supporter who was taken ill ahead of last night’s fixture against Benfica has sadly passed away.
‘First and foremost, the condolences and the 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 urgent care and our appreciation to our medical professionals, stewards and all supporters in the vicinity of the incident for their assistance.’
A Merseyside Police statement read: ‘We can confirm that a man has sadly died after falling ill during the Liverpool vs Benfica football match last night, Wednesday 13 April, at Anfield.
‘Prior to the game a man in his 60s was taken to hospital from the stadium for emergency treatment but sadly died a short time later. The man’s next of kin have been informed. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the man’s family.
The incident happened before kick-off of the Champions League quarter-final second-leg