Former Liverpool and Everton defender dies

Former Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Ablett has died at the age of 46.

The former Stockport manager died following a battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ablett had been fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, for 16 months.

“Respected throughout the game by players, coaches and managers alike Gary will be sadly missed,” the League Managers’ Association said.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Gary’s wife Jacqueline and children.”