Divock Origi visited an Anfield school on Wednesday to hand over free match tickets to local pupils.
The Liverpool striker personally delivered 11 tickets for Friday’s Premier League fixture against Huddersfield Town to pupils at Whitefield Primary School in L6.
Origi then met with youngsters from years five and six before posing for photos with each year group.
“We were over the moon to welcome Divock Origi to Whitefield,” said Sarah Smith, year six teacher at Whitefield Primary School.
“The way he talked about his love of reading and the importance of perseverance was really inspiring.
“It was amazing to meet Divock and receive the free tickets for Friday’s game. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Divock and Red Neighbours for the amazing visit.”
The free tickets for schools scheme, which gave more than 1,000 pupils the opportunity to attend matches at Anfield last season, provides local schools with 55 tickets for every Premier League home game.
Twenty-one primary schools and four high schools in the L4, L5 and L6 postcodes will benefit from the initiative throughout the 2018-19 campaign as part of Red Neighbours’ focus on creating memorable experiences for young people.