Liverpool supporters have been recognised for their passion and support by being named the proud recipients of this year's Barclays Fair Play – Fans of the Season 2014-15 award.

The award, which is presented to the Barclays Premier League club whose supporters are deemed to have been the best-behaved, was awarded to LFC after their fans impressed during the 2014-15 season.

Alongside the award, the club also received £20,000 from the FA Charity Committee, which can be used to provide a donation to a charity of choice or fund initiatives that enhance the positive atmosphere in stadium or that directly benefit supporters.

The club will liaise with its Official Supporters' Committee to decide what the funds will be used for.

To promote positive behaviour, the Football Association established a Fair Play competition, with all Barclays Premier League matches and the behaviour of fans at matches being assessed by delegates.

Points are awarded for positive verbal support and recognition of outstanding play by the opposition, as well as respect for match officials and opposing fans.

Ian Ayre, the club's chief executive officer, said: "We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of our fans, who are a real credit to the club.

"We are very privileged to have such a passionate fanbase who support the team both at home and away and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects what the LFC family is all about."

Bob Humphries, chair of the LFC Official Supporters' Committee, added: "This is a great achievement for the fans and one which they should be very proud of.

"We will work with the club on behalf of the fans to decide how the funds can be used to reward them for their continued support and loyalty."

The Barclays Fair Play - Fans of the Season 2014-15 award will be on display at the club's Liverpool ONE store from today (July 13).