Reds mourn former defender Roque

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Liverpool are mourning the death of their former player Miki Roque, who died in Barcelona at the age of 23 following a fight against cancer on Sunday.

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 December 2006, before moving to Betis in 2009.

A Liverpool statement 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."

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