Liverpool’s longest serving player, Lucas Leiva, and Jordan Rossiter joined a group of local youngsters at St Margaret's School in Aigburth for a Liverpool FC Foundation ‘Respect 4 All’ football session.

The duo both took part in a skills and drills warm-up and a penalty shoot-out with a group of participants and later look part in a short fun match.

The midfielders were also on hand to present all of the participants with some LFC goodies as well as signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Lucas, a Trustee of the LFC Foundation added: “It’s great to see the smiles on the children’s faces whilst playing football with their friends and peers. I am proud to be able to share my passion for sport and football with them.”

The Liverpool FC Foundation delivers regular after-school sports activity for young people and adults with severe physical and learning impairments at centres in Liverpool and Wirral.

Andrea Cooper, head of Liverpool FC Foundation, added: “The Respect 4 All programme is a remarkable project.

“It provides an all-inclusive free programme offering a fantastic opportunity for multi-disabled and visually impaired young people and adults to practice new skills, socialise and most importantly – have fun!

“It’s fantastic to see local youngsters sharing their passion for sport with their football and sporting heroes and I hope it continues to inspire them to play sports.”