It was with great sadness Liverpool Football Club learned of the recent passing of renowned cardiology expert, Professor John Deelun Somauroo.

A lifelong Reds fan, Professor Somauroo worked with the club as a cardiologist, screening senior and Academy players for potential cardiac diseases and assisting with medical procedures for new signings.

Prof Somauroo served on matchdays alongside the medical team and was on the Football Association’s cardiac screening panel.

He also worked with a variety of other clubs during his distinguished career, including Everton, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County and Rangers.

Prof Somauroo sadly passed away after a long-term battle with cancer. His family would like to place on record their thanks to NHS staff for their incredible work over the last few months.

The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Prof Somauroo’s family and friends at this sad time.