Reds mourn former defender Roque
Liverpool are mourning the death of former player Miki Roque, who died on Sunday in Barcelona - aged 23 - after a fight against cancer.
Real Betis defender Roque, who underwent surgery to remove a tumour in his pelvis last year, came up through the ranks during four years at Liverpool between 2005 and 2009 and helped the club win the 2006 FA Youth Cup.
He made one substitute appearance for the first team, against Galatasaray in a Champions League match in December 2006, before moving back to his homeland with Betis in 2009.
A Liverpool statement on Sunday read: "Liverpool Football Club was today saddened to hear news that former player Miki Roque has lost his battle with cancer aged 23. Everyone at Liverpool Football Club would like to send their thoughts to Miki's family at this sad time."
While at Anfield, Roque had loan spells with Oldham and Spanish sides Xerez and Cartagena before moving permanently to Betis, making his senior debut with the club in October 2010.