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TT fans pay tribute to Dan Kneen

Dan Kneen Credit: ITV Granada

There have been have been tributes today from the Superbike world to the rider Dan Kneen who's died following a crash on the Isle of Man

Dan, who was thirty and from Onchan on the Island was taking part in practice when he collided with a car in the Churchtown section.

Today though as his colleagues remembered a talented and hardworking rider, there was an insistence that the racing events would continue. Mike Hall sent this report from the Isle of Man.

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Everton appoint Marco Silva as new manager

Marco Silva has been appointed the new manager of Everton, the Premier League club have announced. Credit: PA

Marco Silva has been appointed the new manager of Everton, the Premier League club have announced.

The Portuguese former Hull and Watford boss succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left Goodison Park earlier this month after an unpopular five-and-a-half-month spell.

Everton tried to secure Silva's services following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last October but Watford rebuffed their advances only to axe the 40-year-old two months later, citing the Toffees' approach as the reason for a slump in form.

“I’m really proud to be the new Everton manager,” Silva told evertontv.

“I’m excited and I’m really happy to take this big challenge for us as a club and for me as a manager."


Steve Mercer in critical but stable condition in Liverpool after TT practice crash

Steve Mercer is in critical but stable condition in Liverpool Credit: ACU Events

Organisers of the Isle of Man's TT Races have confirmed a rider who collided with a car last night is in a critical but stable condition.

ACU Events announced today that Steve Mercer, 36, from Kent is in his current condition at a hospital in Liverpool.

He was flown over last night after his motorbike collided with a course car near Ballacrye during the TT practice session last night.

It happened soon after Manx rider Dan Kneen had a fatal crash near Churchtown, Ramsey.

There is an ongoing investigation into the circumstances around the incident.

Liverpool and Manchester football legends go head-to-head for homelessness charity match

Robbie Fowler will take on Gary Neville on Wednesday night in a charity to match to raise funds for homelesness charities in Liverpool and Greater Manchester.

The Liverpool Mayor's XI will take on the Manchester Mayor's XI at Leigh Sports Village at 7:30pm and includes footballing legends from across the two cities. It's been been organised by Metro Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham.

Watch their interview with our reporter Daniel Hewitt to find out more about the match.

Tickets are still available - information can be found here.

Loris Karius 'infinitely sorry' in Twitter post after final defeat


Firmino's dad with a special 'message' for the Reds

Roberto Firmino's father has flown out of Liverpool's John Lennon's airport this morning to cheer on his son's side.

For those with limited Portuguese, you can probably guess José Roberto Cordeiro is wishing the Reds the best of luck.

All hopes will be on the Liverpool's front three, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, a Brazilian International.

Firmino's father was a street 'hawker' when his son got his first break in football.

'Listening to the game on the radio alone' - Reds fan left stranded at the airport

Ernie Ashley left stranded after his flight to Kiev was cancelled Credit: Liverpool Echo

A 75-year-old Liverpool fan who has followed the Reds to every single European final they have appeared in was left in tears after his flight to Kiev was cancelled at the last minute.

Ernie Ashley, from Woolton, Merseyside, has supported Liverpool for 68 years, and tonight’s Champions League clash would have been his thirteenth European final - he said he will now be listening to the game on the radio alone.

Last night, Ernie received the devastating news that his flight to Kiev was cancelled - just hours before he was due to leave for the airport.

“I’ll be putting the wireless on - my nerves are gone. I’m just so sad that there’s a ticket here and there are some good lads that have not got one. “I’ll live to see another final under Klopp - that’s the main thing.”

– Ernie Ashley life-long Liverpool fan

The Anfield season ticket holder said he fears it may be too late for him to pass his ticket on to another lucky supporter who is heading to Kiev.

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