The Simply Red guitarist who became Liverpool’s masseur: Sylvan Richardson on working in football, Sir Chris Hoy and one of Britain’s greatest groups

Sylvan Richardson chuckles as he recounts an anecdote from his time as Liverpool’s masseur, working under his old boss, Brendan Rodgers. “I’d be going about my business and Brendan would be with one of his manager friends and he’d be like: ‘Oh, come and meet Sylvan. He was in Simply Red!’.”