Liverpool FC will celebrate World Book Day by hosting two events for local children.

As part of its Premier League Primary Stars programme, LFC Foundation will run a pop-up bookshop, alongside the National Literacy Trust, ahead of the Reds’ game against Burnley on Sunday.  

Children’s books, provided by WHSmith, will be on offer for just £1 at the stall, which will be located in the Family Zone at Anfield before kick-off. 

Five hundred local pupils will also head to Anfield later this month for LFC’s Author Day, hosted by Red Neighbours and LFC Foundation alongside renowned children’s author Ben Lyttleton and illustrator Spike Gerrell - creators of the Football School book series.

Aimed at children in years three-six, the literacy event will also include assemblies and workshops covering biology, maths, geography, drama and zoology. 

Football School’s educational books use the power of the sport to encourage reluctant readers to develop a love of reading and a curiosity of the world. 

LFC Foundation project lead, Dave McParland, said: “Helping children to learn about the positives of reading, and how it can help them in many areas of their lives, is really important.

“Proven benefits of reading for pleasure include improved educational performance, self-confidence, well-being and social mobility, as well as having a positive impact on their vocabulary and imaginative thinking.”

World Book Day takes place today - Thursday March 7 - in more than 100 countries and aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures and benefits of books and reading.