Pictures: Local young fans meet the Reds at Melwood

A group of young supporters had the opportunity to meet their favourite Liverpool players when they attended an open training session at Melwood on Wednesday.

Youngsters from local schools and charitable organisations – including St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, St Margaret’s Anfield CoE Primary School and the Owen McVeigh Foundation – were invited to the training ground by the Liverpool FC Foundation and Red Neighbours.

The special guests were taken pitchside to watch Jürgen Klopp put the Reds through their paces ahead of the Premier League clash with Leicester City.

After training, the fans were introduced to their first-team heroes and had the chance to take photographs and have their merchandise signed.

See a gallery of photographs from the day below.