Monday 24 October 2016

Liverpool fan reveals heartwarming story that puts football into perspective after steward's life is saved

Published 18/01/2016 | 13:26

The Kop ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United
The Kop ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United

It's a result that can cause Liverpool fans to hibernate for days, but for one Kop fanatic yesterday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Manchester United did not really matter a whole lot.

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Louis van Gaal's United pounced late to snatch all three points at Anfield courtesy of a Wayne Rooney goal.

While this sparked a wave of despair for Liverpool fans, Kop season ticket holder Christopher Rimmer admitted he was happy after the final whistle in Anfield after witnessing a steward's life being saved after he had a heart attack.

The incident happened at the Kop end during the first half.

"You'd think that because I'm a season ticket holder and I've just witnessed a very undeserved loss I'd be upset... But I'm not," wrote Rimmer on his Facebook page.

"I'm very happy and I'd like to tell you why. One of the LFC stewards (at the front of block 202, Kop) had a heart attack during the first half and thanks to the St Johns Ambulance staff performing tireless CPR for 8-10 minutes and the LFC club doctor providing help and advise. They managed to resuscitate him, hook him up to oxygen and saved his life. 1-0? Who's arsed really.."

The steward in question is reportedly "still critical" following the incident and remains in Liverpool Royal Hospital.

Rimmer's post has been shared over 6,000 times already so far.

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