Eduardo Berizzo: Sevilla coach reveals cancer following draw with Liverpool

Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer the club have confirmed in a statement

Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer the club have confirmed in a statement

A Yassim Ben Yedder brace pulled the hosts back in to the contest before Guido Pizarro levelled in stoppage time, which led the Sevilla players to pointedly celebrate with Berizzo on touchline.

Confirmation the 48-year-old Argentine requires treatment for a tumour came following reports he told his players the news during his half-time team talk as they trailed Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Sevilla will reportedly hold a Press conference on Wednesday to confirm that Coach Eduardo Berizzo is suffering from prostate cancer.

Reports began to emerge of Berizzo's illness in the wake of the stalemate, with Yahoo Sport contributor Guillem Balague revealing the news via social media.

"The medical services of Sevilla FC can inform that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate", the club said in a statement. "Sevilla wants to offer their maximum support to the coach in these moments and wish him a quick recovery".

Sevilla's players notably charged towards Berizzo after the goal, which leaves them in a good position to qualify for the next round.

The Sevilla player rushed over to celebrate with Berizzo following Pizarro's late equaliser against Liverpool on Tuesday night
The Sevilla player rushed over to celebrate with Berizzo following Pizarro's late equaliser against Liverpool on Tuesday night

The club have since confirmed that boss Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

"Further tests will determine which steps to follow regarding his treatment".

The players were told the news at half-time, by which stage they were 3-0 down following goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

"It was a insane game".

"He is the most important of all of us, he has (got us) on the right path and we are with him to the hilt", he said, according to the Daily Express.

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