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Ex-Liverpool boss Dalglish describes Hillsborough 'mayhem'

Kenny Dalglish wore a '96' badge to the inquest. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has finished giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquiry.

Dalglish, 63, was questioned for two hours at Warrington Coroners Court about the tragedy that saw 96 Liverpool fans died.

The Scot described the situation at the ground as 'mayhem' during the questioning.

"It was mayhem. Nobody knew what was going on. There were stories coming from every angle," Daglish told the jury.


Fugitive arrested trying to sneak back into UK on plane

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested while trying to sneak back into the UK in a light aircraft from the Netherlands.

Suspected drug smuggler Paul John Scott, 32, was picked up by police after flying into East Winch Airfield in Norfolk in a Cessna 170.

The pilot, who was also arrested, had raised suspicions by flying into the same airfield in a different aircraft earlier this month.

Paul John Scott's arrest came two weeks after an appeal for help capturing him was made on BBC's Crimewatch. Credit: National Crime Agency/Steve Ivie/YouTube

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said Scott is a suspected member of a drug-smuggling gang from Merseyside that plotted to smuggle up to 40 tonnes of drugs into the UK.

The NCA said he was wanted by the Guardia Civil in Spain in connection with the murder of a British man, Francis Brennan, in Alicante.

He appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with conspiracy to import cocaine, and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 2 January.

The pilot, who was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering, was bailed pending further enquiries.


Ayre: Liverpool want Gerrard long-term

Gerrard has been linked with a move away from Liverpool. Credit: PA

Chief executive Ian Ayre believes Steven Gerrard's iconic status means he will always be part of Liverpool but insists the club want him to remain involved for the long term.

The 34-year-old captain is currently deliberating over the offer of a new contract to extend his stay beyond this summer when his current deal runs out.

However, because the former England international has not immediately agreed to the offer, speculation has begun about whether he will still be at Anfield come next season.

We have a fantastic dialogue with Steven and his representatives.

We have made an offer to Steven and we have to be respectful to him and where he is in his career. There is no pressure from our side.

The one thing I can say is he will always be a part of this football club whatever his decision.

He is an iconic part of this football club and we want to see him here for many years - and that is not just about his playing career.

He has been a fantastic servant to this football club and we don't expect that to change.

If you ask Steven Gerrard he will say he wants to be here as long as he can.

– Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre.

Henderson: Gerrard still best player in Premier League

Henderson has heaped praise on team-mate Gerrard. Credit: PA

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says Steven Gerrard is still the best player in the Premier League and it would be unimaginable to think of him not being at the club.

The 34-year-old's future has become a topic for considerable debate after it emerged this week he had not yet accepted the offer of a new contract to extend his current deal which expires in the summer.

I hope he stays on for as long as he can and then even after that really, I hope he stays at the club as long as he can.

For me, he has been the best player for a number of years, not just for Liverpool but in the Premier League, and I think he still is.

Hopefully we keep him because he is a massive player for us and a great leader.

Everyone has a lot of respect for him in the dressing room. He leads by example. He is a top player, but he is also a top person.

The lads feel they can go to him with anything and he will always help them out and put them first. That is massive as a captain.

– Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.
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