Liverpool players were pictured on social media sending their support to Bournemouth’s David Brooks and Norwich’s Daniel Barden.
This comes after the pair were diagnosed with forms of cancer – Brooks with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and Barden with testicular cancer.
Pictured holding shirts with ‘Brooks 7’ and ‘Barden 50’, the entire Liverpool squad and coaching staff gathered surrounding Neco Williams and Alisson Becker.
David Brooks is a former Liverpool target
The shocking news of his diagnosis is met with the subdued frustration that Brooks had such high potential.
Having developed his trade with Sheffield United under Chris Wilder, the Welshman moved to AFC Bournemouth in 2018 for £11.5 million – even though This Is Anfield reported that Liverpool were plotting a £10 million bid a year earlier.
Assigned the #20 jersey, he flourished under Eddie Howe – scoring seven goals in 33 Premier League appearances.
After relegation in 2019/20 (not at all down to Brooks due to a long-term injury), he …