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Joseph McKeever death: Men to be sentenced over 'brutal' torture and killing

Joseph McKeever's body was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Everton last June. Credit: Merseyside Police

Three men are due to be sentenced later over the torture and killing of a man in Liverpool.

Joseph McKeever's body was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Everton last June.

Jamie Grimes, 22, was found guilty of his murder.

Darren Colecozy, 23, and Karl Kelly, 32, were convicted of manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court.

We will never really know the true extent of his injuries as his body was so badly burnt when it was eventually recovered.

These four males all played their part in his death. There are others at large who are still wanted in connection with this enquiry. The hunt for them will continue.

– Rachael Barber, Senior Crown Prosecutor

Football fans advised to check before they travel to Sunday's two big derby matches

Old Trafford and Anfield Credit: Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport/ Richard Sellers/PA Archive/PA Images

Fans heading to tomorrow's two north west derby matches are being advised to plan their journeys and check before they travel.

Merseyside Police says it is working closely with Liverpool Football Club to monitor the weather ahead of tomorrow's derby fixture at Anfield.

Everton are due to face Liverpool while Manchester United will host Manchester City just hours after a predicted persistent and potentially heavy spell of snow.

At this stage both games are still planned to go ahead.

"We will be monitoring the weather forecast and assessing any travel disruption. We will be meeting with the club early tomorrow morning and fans will be updated as soon as possible."

– Ch Supt Chris Markey, Merseyside Police

While both Old Trafford and Anfield have under-soil heating, the club will be keen to protect the safety of fans if there is heavy snow on the roads around the stadiums.

Final decisions are expected to be made tomorrow morning.


Everton fan Finn meets donor who saved his life

Finn says thank you to the donor who saved his life Credit: ITV

A 9 year old Everton fan given a life-saving stem cell transplant, has come face to face with his donor.

Thousands of people signed the register to find a match for Finn McEwen from Sefton who has a rare bone marrow disorder.

Everton confirm Sam Allardyce will become new manager

Sam Allardyce will be the new Everton manager Credit: PA Images

Everton have confirmed that Sam Allardyce is to become their new manager.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth will remain in charge for Wednesday's key clash against West Ham, with Allardyce due to be in the hotseat for the first time against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Everton said in a statement:

Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club.

David Unsworth will remain in charge of the Blues for tonight's Premier League match against West Ham United at Goodison Park.

– Everton FC statement
Allardyce will be at Finch Farm this afternoon Credit: @Everton

Former England boss Allardyce ruled himself out of the running earlier this month, claiming he did not feel the Toffees were convinced he was the right man.

But, after Everton's pursuit of Watford boss Marco Silva was met with a firm rebuttal from Vicarage Road, the club returned to Allardyce.

This will be the 10th English club managerial position of the 63-year-old's career, with Allardyce most recently having guided Crystal Palace to safety last season.

When he left Selhurst Park in May, Allardyce said he had "no ambitions" to take another managerial job.

But the chance to turn around Everton's faltering ship has lured him back, and Allardyce is expected to have a watching brief at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

Everton have suffered a terrible start to the season, sitting just one place outside the relegation zone Credit: PA Images

George McKane from the Everton Supporters Trust says the club couldn't waste any more time appointing a new manager.

Ronald Koeman says he's 'disappointed' following Everton sack

Ronald Koeman has said he is 'disappointed' about his sacking from Everton, in a statement uploaded to his Twitter account.

The former manager added that he would like to thank fans for 'their passionate support for the club'.

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Koeman, who was sacked yesterday following the club landing in the Premier League's relegation zone, stated that he was 'naturally disappointed' but thanked the support of the clubs and fans during his 16 month tenure.

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