Liverpool fans rally round struggling Covid-19 doctor after Croatian earthquake

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Liverpool fans have rallied around a struggling Covid-19 doctor after an earthquake in Croatia.

The country’s capital of Zagreb saw buildings shake and collapse as a series of powerful aftershocks from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit on December 30.

With five killed and 20 injured, the town Petrinja, which is near the city, was left with several homes ruined.

And one of them belonged to a young Reds supporter, with images emerging of him on Croatian news channels.

The radiologist, who has been working with Covid-19 patients in Zagreb, was seen holding the “This is Anfield” sign that sits above the tunnel at Liverpool’s ground.

Reports stated that it was the only item the young man wanted to bring out of his flat before it was hit by the earthquake.

These images were soon shared on Reddit, where the Anfield faithful decided to take action.

“Just some attention from the club would mean a lot to him probably in this situation,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “Someone get a Go Fund Me page set up.”

While a third made a reference to the club’s famous song, with: “God bless this man – YNWA.”

And a fourth added: “I know it’s difficult for the club to send money in situations like this because it sets a precedent but it’d be nice to get the attention of players for this to maybe send him some signed shirts / memorabilia which he can choose to keep as a nice item or sell them for funds if needed.”

With a fifth simply saying; “Liverpool do your thing.”

And a final supporter writing: “You’ll never walk alone, lad.”

Liverpool’s famous song was performed by Gerry Marsden in the band Gerry and the Pacemakers, first heard at the ground in the 1960’s.

But fans were left in shock when the lead singer of the band passed away last week at 78 years old following an illness.

And tributes poured in from around the world to the music icon, with Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney leading them.

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