wa... so tragic. still so young!Ex-Liverpool FC striker Besian Idrizaj dies of a heart attack
Liverpool are mourning the loss of former striker Besian Idrizaj, who died of a heart attack this morning.
The 22-year-old spent three years at Anfield after signing from LASK Linz in the summer of 2005 but failed to make a senior appearance for the Reds and joined German side FC Eilenburg, following loan spells with Luton Town, Crystal Palace and Wacker Innsbruck.
Reports in the attacker's native Austria claim that he died in the early hours of Saturday morning at the family home.
Hailed as one of his nation's most promising players, Idrizaj arrived on Merseyside on the back of a glittering U17 European Championships in 2004 but a series of health problems led him to collapse on a number of occasions and restricted his short-lived career.
Following his move to Innsbruck, he moved to Blackburn Rovers before making just three appearances for Championship outfit Swansea City last season.
Whilst he never made a lasting impression on Kopites, some supporters will have fond memories of his 23-minute hattrick in a pre-season friendly against Wrexham in July 2007.
No one from Liverpool Football Club was available for comment at time of going to press