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The best jokes as fans spot Stephen French at Liverpool match, sitting next to players

Notorious Scouse hardman sat next to Mamadou Sakho during League Cup win against Bournemouth.

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Stephen French at Liverpool match against Bournemouth in League Cup, sitting with the players next to Mamadou Sakho
SPOTTED: French (Image: Twitter/Steven Carson)

These are all the best jokes from eagle-eyed fans who spotted the notorious Scouse hardman Stephen French sitting amongst the players in the VIP area of Anfield at Liverpool’s Capital One Cup clash with Bournemouth on Wednesday night.

The 53-year-old was reportedly nicknamed ‘The Devil’ “because he struck such fear into the drug dealers he ‘taxed’ and tortured” and was apparently jailed in 2013 for “pistol-whipping a city businessman with an imitation gun over a money dispute – before dumping the weapon and a machete into the Mersey”.

And now he’s popped up on TV during the 1-0 League Cup home win, sitting in the luxury seats next to defender Mamadou Sakho.

An anonymous man told the Liverpool Echo:

My 14-year-old son is at that match and there’s Stephen French who has said half a dozen people want to kill him.

What if someone takes a shot at him?

I think it’s disgusting he’s allowed to be there. Someone should tell Klopp.

So these are the best jokes as viewers see Stephen French at the Liverpool match:

New signing Stephen French pic.twitter.com/eBkNDjrnSb

— IsThatYouPeter? (@scallyscouserL7) October 28, 2015

Stephen French was on Danny Dyers deadliest men now he's sat in a directors box next to #LFC deadliest man. The beast Sakho.

— AJN. ✨✨ (@AndrewJNicholls) October 28, 2015

People see Stephen French and Sakho….I see a ghost! #CarlingCup #LFC pic.twitter.com/Gp925kcWlU

— Gra (@seddo1984) October 28, 2015

Stephen French sitting with the injured Liverpool players. Google him. He sits where he wants. Definitely.

— Sid (@sidneykidney4) October 28, 2015

@LivEchoLFC probably owes Sakho a 'favour' after he painted his house

— Popley (@PopleyRodrigues) October 28, 2015

Stephen French and Mamadou Sakho is an absolutely terrifying duo pic.twitter.com/GeAJBT20zt

— Steven Carson (@StefanoHairon) October 28, 2015

@Jay_suka @LivEchoLFC sakho must own him money #thetaxman

— David Lambe (@bully310390) October 28, 2015

Stephen French does what he wants. #Frenchman #devil pic.twitter.com/suYkjNg8KT

— Daniel Baldwin (@danielbaldwin5) October 28, 2015

reckon stephen french was the one who went missing in anfield yesterday ?

— ❤️ (@officialkettle) October 28, 2015

What could be better for us now though? Jurgen Klopp is our manager and Stephen French is mates with Mamadou Sakho

— Michael (@MichaelLFC28) October 28, 2015

Stephen French is doing the draw.

— Plinkety Plink (@PlinketyPlink) October 28, 2015

Stephen French mixing with the players now? Explains the fookin injury issues of late!!

— Anfield Pulse (@AnfieldPulse) October 28, 2015