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Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier dies aged 73

BREAKING NEWS: Former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier dies aged 73 after a long history of medical problems

Former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has died at the age of 73. 

A fan favourite at Anfield, Houllier suffered a life-threatening vascular problem during a Premier League match against Leeds in 2001. 

A fan favourite at Anfield, Houllier suffered a life-threatening vascular problem during a Premier League match against Leeds in 2001.

He was quickly rushed to hospital and later needed 11 hours of open-heart surgery after suffering a heart conditions known as ‘dissection of the aorta’.

Gary Lineker was among the first to tweet his sympathies, posting: ‘Oh no! Gerard Houllier has passed away. One of football’s smartest, warmest and loveliest people. #RIPGerard’.

More to follow. 

Former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has sadly died at the age of 73

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