Liverpool Football Club has expressed their condolences with the family of a young Irish fan who died tragically on Monday evening, courtesy of a report from the Irish Independent.
Liverpool supporter Graham O’Connell tragically passed away after suffering a heart attack as the 14 year old played soccer with friends on Monday.
The Cork teenager was a huge Reds fan and the club have recognised that with a spokesperson confirming that Brendan Rodgers would contact the family personally.
“If Graham’s family wanted to come to Anfield they would of course be welcomed and we would look after them,” the spokesperson said.
“We are in the process of obtaining contact details for the family and Brendan will be writing to them in due course. Our condolences go out to them at such a sad time.”
The Merseyside club’s official Twitter page also tweeted: “We were saddened to learn of the passing of young Red Graham O’Connell. The thoughts of everyone at LFC are with his friends and family.”
The heart-warming gesture may be of some comfort to the O’Connell family as they prepare for the 14-year old’s funeral today.
Graham was playing soccer with friends on Monday evening when he collapsed and despite frantic attempts he could not be revived.
Friends and family are heart-broken and shocked at the 14-year olds death, with one friend saying: “He was the biggest Red in Cork — he absolutely loved Liverpool.”
Graham’s parents were too upset to comment on the matter, but a family member said they were overwhelmed by the messages of sympathy and support.
Graham was removed last night from O’Connor’s funeral home at Coburg Street to Our Lady Crowned Church in Mayfield. His coffin will be adorned today by his favourite Liverpool jersey and he will be buried after 12 noon requiem Mass at Kilcully Cemetery.