A Liverpool fan who had a heart attack on his way to the match has thanked those that saved his life.
Tony Head was on his way to Anfield to watch Liverpool vs Swansea City when he collapsed on January 21.
The 70-year-old was walking to the stadium with his son-in-law Gareth, when he suddenly dropped to the floor, next to the ground in Anfield Road.
Dr Peter Williams, a senior emergency department consultant from Aintree University Hospital , was also on his way to watch the red’s when he saw the ambulance paramedics resuscitating Tony and sprang into action.
Dr Williams said: “When I saw the ambulance, I immediately offered to help and worked with the paramedics to treat Tony in the back of the ambulance.
“Tony was then rushed to a waiting trauma team at Aintree’s emergency department, just minutes away which helped save his life.”
Dr Williams, said it was a 1 in 10,000 chance that he “just happened to be walking past” and praised the paramedics and the police who were on the scene.
He added: “We have a first class team at Aintree, so I knew that Tony was in the best hands.
“I’ve been to visit him on the ward a few times to see how he is and I’m really pleased he is making a good recovery. I look forward to seeing him at the next game when he is well again”.
Retired sales manager Tony, from Telford, said: “I can’t thank Dr Williams and the ambulance paramedics and police enough.
“I was very lucky he was passing and it seemed as though it was fate that it happened like that.”
Meanwhile Tony’s wife Eve who had been staying at Aintree with daughter Emma while her husband recovers, said: “Aintree is a fantastic hospital.
“Everyone has been amazing while we’ve been here.
“They care so much and nothing is too much trouble, a nurse even offered to take our laundry home.
“We’re very grateful to everyone.”