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Man arrested after Liverpool city centre assault

Merseyside Police have confirmed a 20-year-old man from Toxteth has been arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault near Seel Street in Liverpool city centre early yesterday, Monday, 21 April.

He has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he is being questioned by detectives. The 30-year-old man who was assaulted remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Police investigating unexplained death in Broadoak

Police are investigating after a man died in hospital on Saturday morning.

Just before midnight emergency services were called to Hargreaves Street in the Broadoak area of St Helens to a report a man had collapsed inside a property.

Paramedics took the man, who is 37, to hospital where he died a short time later.

Police are examining the property where the man was found.

The man has been identified and his next-of-kin have been advised.

A post-mortem has been conducted the results of which are inconclusive.

DCI Steve Cox, said:

"As part of the investigation into this man's death we are keen to retrace his final steps.

"I would urge anyone who remembers seeing a white man, approximately 6ft tall with short dark hair walking along Broadoak Road with another man between 10pm and 10.45pm last night to get in touch.

"We believe the deceased may have been in an altercation with three males in their late teens or early 20s earlier in the evening.

"Information that may seem trivial could assist us greatly with our enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6084/6811 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police appeal after man critically injured in Liverpool city centre

Police are appealing for information after a man was critically injured in Liverpool Credit: PA Images

Police are appealing for information after a serious assault in the early hours of Monday morning.

Officers think the assault occurred in St Peter's Square off Seel Street at about 4am.

At about 4.30am a 30-year-old man went to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with injuries thought to have been caused by a sharp object. The victim is undergoing surgery and is in a critical condition.

It is believed the victim was assault by a group of men.

The area around St Peter's Square and Seel Street has been cordoned off for forensic examination. Officers are checking CCTV from the nearby area and have stepped up patrols in the area.

Detective Inspector Andy Ephgrave, said: "This was an extremely serious assault which has left a man in a critical condition.

"This happened in a busy part of the city centre and I understand people may be concerned but I want to reassure them that incidents such as this are, thankfully, rare and we are doing everything we can to bring the people responsible to justice.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident or anything suspicious to call police as you might have really important information for our enquiries."

Anyone with information should call police on 0151 777 4064 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Rodgers: Hillsborough words inspired win

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he used Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall's words to inspire his team ahead of their win over Norwich.

Rodgers said: "She talked about stress - it can prove difficult but can also offer you great determination to fight.

"Those were words we gave the players before the game. We stuck them on the wall.

"It is a club that is as one at the moment, we are all fighting to achieve the ultimate goal."

Hillsborough campaigner inspired Liverpool win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admitted words from a Hillsborough campaigner helped inspire the Reds to a 3-2 win over Norwich at the weekend.

We were at the memorial service this week, there was hope for the families there as well. I used some words of Margaret Aspinall, we put them up on the wall (in the dressing room). She talked about stress and how it can prove difficult for you, but it can also offer you great determination to fight.

This is all one club at this moment in time and we are all fighting to achieve the ultimate goal."

– Brendan Rodgers

While Liverpool are odds-on favourites to claim the title, Norwich appear unlikely to avoid relegation.

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Rodgers not getting carried away at Liverpool success

Brendan Rodgers Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers intends to keep every one of his players grounded as the club closes in on a first championship in more than 20 years following the 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Norwich on Easter Sunday.

England World Cup hopeful Raheem Sterling scored twice and Uruguay hitman Luis Suarez broke the 30-goal barrier as the Reds moved five points clear of Chelsea, whom they host at Anfield next weekend.

Rodgers, who revealed the coaches had used the inspirational words of Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall as part of the pre-match team talk, intends to stay totally focused.

"You never get too carried away when you win, and you never get too disappointed when you lose," said the Northern Irishman, whose side are now guaranteed a top-three finish and with it a return to the Champions League.

"You can't win every game, but dealing with the expectancy is all part of being at a huge club like Liverpool. All I know is my players give me everything and I cannot ask for any more. For me, that is what is important.

Now it will be about recovering. It is going to be a brilliant game next weekend with Chelsea coming to Anfield."

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