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.