Liverpool Football Club staff joined forces with the Anfield community this week to create some Christmas magic at the club's annual carol service.

Over 200 guests - including pupils and teachers from local schools, young people from community groups and club employees – gathered at Anfield to enjoy Christmas carols, mince pies and mulled wine.

The service, led by club chaplain Bill Bygroves, involved festive sing-a-longs, readings from staff and a special appearance from defender Ragnar Klavan, who delivered Christmas greetings on behalf of Jürgen Klopp and the rest of the first-team squad.

The Liverpool Deaf Signing Choir, an inclusive choral group whose aim is to use the beauty of sign language when performing, joined with The Knotty Ash School choir to lead guests in renditions of popular Christmas songs including O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful.

Following the service, community members and LFC staff spent time together enjoying festive refreshments and exchanging Christmas wishes.

Club chaplain Byroves said: "The Carol Service is such a fantastic event.

"It was so good to see the Club and the community uniting in celebration of the true spirit of Christmas."