A MAN who killed a Liverpool FC fan from Wirral at a London bar before the Carling Cup final was jailed for life.
Paul Beck, 29, was told he would have to serve a minimum of 18 years.
Beck pleaded guilty to murdering Alex Jarmay, 26, in February at Bar Uno in Camden, north London.
The Old Bailey was told he had overreacted, mistakenly thinking there was a threat from a large group of Liverpool fans in the venue.
Mr Jarmay, a transport distribution worker from Bromborough, had travelled with a group of around 20 people to London to watch his team play Cardiff in the Carling Cup final, which Liverpool won the next day.
Some of them, including his brother Luke, 22, went out for a quiet drink.
Beck and his brother Damien, both of Kentish Town, Camden, were also drinking at the club.
Jonathan Turner, QC, prosecuting, said: "At 11.51pm, Paul Beck stabbed Alex Jarmay to death with a knife he had just taken from the kitchen.
"Immediately before this, his brother Damien struck Luke Jarmay in the face with his fist, possibly with a glass."
Alex Jarmay suffered three stab wounds, one puncturing his lung. He collapsed after staggering outside the club.
Unemployed Paul Beck was later found to have taken cocaine and a witness said he had seen him inhaling it from a key.