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!’.”

Watch: Harry Redknapp Picks Fantasy England XI

England play Brazil tonight in a friendly at Wembley stadium. It is a fitting stage considering Harry Redknapp picked Bobby Moore to be the captain in his England fantasy XI. Moore went out with the team onto the very same venue in 1966 and went on to win the World Cup,