A group of schoolchildren enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Anfield on Sunday thanks to Liverpool FC's Red Neighbours programme.

As part of the programme’s focus to create memorable experiences for young people, the junior fans - from Anfield Road Primary School - were invited to the match against Southampton as special guests.

The children spent the afternoon in an executive box in the new Main Stand, where they were waited on by their own personal staff and a private chef before meeting Reds legend John Aldridge.

Joe, 10, said: “It was great to experience the atmosphere at Anfield - it was a day that I’ll never forget.”

Teacher Neil Griffiths added: “Having the chance to watch a game from the executive box was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our pupils. I can’t thank Red Neighbours enough for giving the children the opportunity to experience a game at Anfield.”

The Red Neighbours programme supports local residents and schools in the Anfield community, focusing on four key areas: food poverty and education; support for the elderly community; encouraging a physically active community; and creating memorable experiences for young people.