A man who killed a Liverpool football fan at a London club has been jailed for life.
Court heard Paul Beck stabbed Alex Jarmay, 26, from Bromborough, Wirral to death in February at Bar Uno in Camden.
Mr Jarmay, had travelled with a group of around 20 to London to watch his team play Cardiff in the Carling Cup final, which Liverpool won the next day. Some of them, including his brother Luke, 22, went out for a quiet drink. Beck and his brother Damien, were also drinking at the club.
The Old Bailey heard Beck felt threatened by the group and took a got a knife, just prior to the stabbing his brother Damien hit Luke Jarmay in the face with his fist and possibly a glass.
Alex Jarmay suffered three stab wounds, one puncturing his lung. He collapsed after staggering outside.
Paul Beck was later found to have taken cocaine and a witness said he had seen him inhaling it from a key.
Paul Mendelle, QC, for Beck, said he accepted he used excessive force and was full of remorse.
Paul Beck, 29, was told he would have to serve a minimum of 18 years.
Damien Beck pleaded guilty to wounding Luke Jarmay and will be sentenced later today.
An unemployed man has admitted stabbing a Liverpool football fan to death in a London bar.
Alex Jarmay, 26, from Bromborough, Wirral staggered out of the Bar Uno, in Camden, before collapsing after what appears to be a random attack in February.
He had travelled to the capital with his brother Luke and friends to watch the Reds play Cardiff in the Carling Cup Final, which Liverpool won the next day.
Paul Beck, 29, of, Kentish Town, north London, pleaded guilty to murder at the Old Bailey.
His brother Damien, 24, of the same address, pleaded guilty to wounding Luke Jarmay. His plea of not guilty to murder was accepted.
Outside court, Detective Inspector Mark Lawson said: "We have watched CCTV and this appears to have been a random attack.
"They did nothing to provoke this attack. The friends had gone out for a quiet night out before the match. They were not looking for trouble. We just don't know what happened. The worst thing is that it could have been anyone."
Two brothers will face trial this winter accused of killing a Liverpool football fan at a London nightclub.
Alex Jarmay, 26, died after being stabbed at the Bar Uno in Camden in February.
Mr Jarmay, from Bromborough on The Wirral, was in London for the Carling Cup Final, won by Liverpool at Wembley.
Damian Beck, 23, and Paul Beck, 28, of Spring Place, Kentish Town, north London, appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link, charged with murder.
Their trial was set for November 26, and is due to last four weeks. They were remanded back into custody.