Former guitarist signs up for backroom staff role
Guitarist Sylvan Richardson joined the band in 1985, but left two years later.
He has retrained as a masseur, and has just joined the football club’s backroom staff.
“They have been giving me a lot of stick,” Richardson told BBC Sport of his experiences on the team’s current pre-season tour of Switzerland. “Especially [assistant manager] Sammy Lee.”
The move is somewhat ironic as Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall is a devoted fan of Liverpool‘s bitter rivals Manchester United.