Liverpool FC Foundation College this week rewarded students for their great start to the new academic year by visiting the Reds' first-team training ground at Melwood for a Q&A with Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge.
The duo were quizzed on a whole host of topics, including the emergence of Sport Science in football, the use of heart monitors, and fitness tracking systems.
The students enrolled at the college in September after leaving school with high aspirations, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the 35 graduates currently at UK and USA universities, or the seven who have progressed into professional football.
Reds striker Sturridge commented: “Education is so important and can shape the future years of life, so working hard to gain English and Maths qualifications is vital. They give you the stepping stone to progress to university or into employment.”
Head of education and sport Carl Giles said: "It's brilliant to hear the first-team players, who are such role models to our students, stress the importance of education and encourage them to work hard to reach their goals.
“We have a numerous students in university and many studying Sport Science. It is fantastic to think that, in a few years, our students will be striving to work at professional clubs and who knows we may have some based here at Melwood.”
Liverpool FC Foundation College’s open evening for current Year 11 boys and girls is on Thursday, November 10 from 7pm - 8.30pm BST in the Reds Lounge, Centenary Stand, Anfield Stadium.
A place on the evening can be booked by calling 0151 724 4983, emailing email@example.com, or visiting www.lfcfoundationcollege.com and completing the online booking form.