A Liverpool fan from Coventry, who is struggling to stay alive to see his beloved Reds in the Champions League final, has been blown away after receiving statements of support from Jurgen Klopp and James Milner.
Dave Evans was diagnosed with terminal cancer just weeks after he emigrated from Coventry to New Zealand.
He and his wife Liz saved £ 10,000 while the club went through every phase of the Champions League and even had a hotel in Madrid ready for the final.
Dave Evans was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few weeks after his emigration to New Zealand
Dave hopes to stay alive to see his beloved Reds in the Champions League final
Now, however, it is hoped that he will survive the next 36 hours, so that he can view his beloved club in the European final from a bedroom.
Dave received messages from around the world on the last day, including support from Stan Collymore, the former Liverpool player.
Dave & # 39; s wife Liz, a mental health nurse, also planned to receive as many good video wishes from legendary Liverpool legends as possible, and the response was phenomenal.
In the last 24 hours alone, Dave has received video & # 39; s from Jamie Carragher and current Liverpool player Milner and manager Klopp.
Just before he went to Madrid, Klopp said: “Hello Dave, Jurgen Klopp here from Liverpool in a moment like an hour before we leave for Madrid.
& # 39; I have heard of your story and it is of course something very difficult to take for me, but of course you.
& # 39; I heard you are an incredible hunter, but the only thing I can tell you is that we are thinking about you. You are really with us.
& # 39; That is the only message I want to give you and that you have fought so hard that I could not compare what the team did last year, because it is more than football, it is about life and the only thing what we would try to do all year round is to give people hope. A bit of fun. Some good moments to remember.
Jurgen Klopp sent a warm message to the Liverpool supporter prior to the final
James Milner also weighed with a message: & # 39; We will do everything we can to do our work & # 39;
& # 39; We share these moments. This season or three and a half years ago that I participate. We share these experiences. That actually makes us friends.
& # 39; I wish you the best from the bottom of my heart and I am a Christian, so see you soon. & # 39;
Milner, who is going with the team to Madrid for the final, also took the time to send a message of support to Dave.
He said in his video: & # 39; Hello Dave just wanted to send you a video of support for a change, because I hear you are supporting us all the time that you did this season the entire season, so I wanted you a video I wish you the best.
& # 39; I hear that unfortunately you are not coming to Madrid and know that you will support us from home and we will do everything to do our job and get the job done and hopefully win a trophy and just want to send it My best wishes for you and the family. All the best. & # 39;
Club captain Jordan Henderson has become the newest player to send his best wishes to Dave on the eve of the final.
Henderson said: & # 39; Hello Dave, it's Jordan. I have heard that you have been going through difficult times lately, so I wanted to send you my best wishes.
& # 39; I know you can't go to the Madrid match tomorrow, but hopefully we can settle the matter and bring the trophy back for you. Be careful. & # 39;
Dave and Liz also enjoyed sending former Liverpool players video & # 39; s with good wishes, but they were overwhelmed by Milner's message.
Liz said: & # 39; It's just unreal. & # 39; I woke up at 4:00 and we had just as many messages.
& # 39; When I saw that Jamie Carragher had sent a message, I woke up Dave and we just couldn't believe it.
Dave with his wife Liz, who said the pair & # 39; completely blown away & # 39; is through the messages
Captain Jordan Henderson also showed his support to Dave on the eve of the Madrid match
& # 39; You just can't make it up. We were completely blown away when we received the message from James Milner.
& # 39; If he only wants to take five minutes out of his time to wish Dave the best if he is only one day away from such a big game, that means so much.
& # 39; The love and support of Stan Collymore, too, and all responses to it make you really excited.
& # 39; It really made Dave laugh and kept us positive. & # 39;
Dave has also received more support from Jamie Redknapp and Steve McMahon, John Aldridge and Ronnie Whelan.
Jamie Redknapp sent a video with the text: & # 39; Hello Dave, it's Jamie Redknapp here, how are you, I heard it has been a difficult time for you lately, but you remain strong and you have a huge game on Saturday to look forward to.
& # 39; I am in New York right now, so I watch, cheer the red on our fingers we can do it. & # 39;
In another video with Steve McMahon, John Aldridge and Ronnie Whelan, club legend Ronnie says: & # 39; Let's hope we bring the cup home on Saturday & # 39; while John Aldridge says to Dave & # 39; You & # 39 ; ll Never Walk Alone. & # 39;
In a Tweet, Stan Collymore asked the football club to show some support to Dave.
He tweeted: & # 39; Dear @LFC I have a little favor, if I may …. Dave Evans is a red from Coventry. He has terminal cancer and holds on, very bad to see the final at home. One message from one of the boys will inspire him more than words. Let him know that he will never walk alone. & # 39;
Dave had made plans to go to Madrid in the new year when Liverpool reached the final.
The lives of the couple were turned upside down after receiving the terrible news of his terminal cancer
He booked the hotel and he and Liz saved for the trip, but now they just hope he will watch the final on TV.
The couple had medication before they arrived in New Zealand, but after Dave had stomach pains that didn't go away, he was sent for a number of scans.
After various tests, radiographs and scans, a 12 cm tumor was found and bile cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) was diagnosed.
When the tumor was found, the cancer was in the final phase and only chemotherapy would extend Dave & # 39; s life.
Within eight weeks after diagnosis, the tumor had become three times as large.
Only three weeks ago, Dave got two weeks to live. He now fights every day to stay alive to also see the game on Saturday.
Liz said: & # 39; It was total destruction. Me and Dave moved here for a healthier life, we had always been outside, we loved the beaches here and had a beautiful lifestyle.
& # 39; Every test from there showed this tumor. Only chemo would extend his life, but after two sessions his body couldn't handle it.
& # 39; We were told he had two weeks to live, but that was three weeks ago. He is in pain and struggling to stay alive to watch this match. & # 39;
Dave & # 39; s friend will also cycle from Coventry to the New Zealand embassy in London to raise money for Dave and Liz.
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