In celebration of next year’s Liverpool FC Legends v Barça Legends game, Luis Garcia and Jose Enrique got creative in the kitchen by preparing and cooking a traditional paella with some local children at Anfield.

The Spanish duo, who are both confirmed to play in the LFC Foundation's Official Legends match, joined year seven and eight pupils from North Liverpool Academy and children from local charities Claire House and Wigzee Woo to cook Spain’s national dish with assistance from a professional chef.

The children helped to cook both meat and seafood versions of the famous dish while discussing all things football, including the upcoming Legends game.

After the cooking was complete, Luis and Jose sat down to enjoy the food with the children in one of the Main Stand's executive boxes. 

Luis and Jose will join an array of stars - including Fernando Torres and Fabio Aurelio - in playing for the Reds against Barça Legends on Saturday March 28 next year at Anfield, in aid of the LFC Foundation. 

Enrique said: “It’s going to be such a fantastic experience and I am really looking forward to playing in front of the fans again and for such a fantastic cause.”

The LFC Foundation delivers a variety of inclusive programmes at North Liverpool Academy in Anfield for pupils to engage in. Claire House, which helps terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and Wigzee Woo, which creates handmade crocheted hats for children who lose their hair as a result of cancer treatment, both recently received grants from the LFC Foundation Community Fund. 

Launched earlier this year with £100k raised from the Legends game held in March 2019, the LFC Foundation Community Fund provides grants of up to £3k, and more in exceptional circumstances, to grassroots charities in Merseyside that support children and young people who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

The fund, which is administered and allocated by Radio City’s Cash for Kids, will receive another £100k donation following next year’s Legends game to help continue its support of local charities and community groups. 

Tickets for the Liverpool FC Legends Vs Barça Legends game are priced at £25 for Adults, £7 for Juniors and £17 for Over 65s. Tickets are on sale now and available to purchase online only here.

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