Liverpool FC is giving local NHS staff the chance to get their picture taken with the Premier League trophy this week, in appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Wednesday to Friday, the Premier League trophy will make its way to Aintree University Hospital, Walton Neuro Centre, Broadgreen Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Hospital staff will also receive an exclusive ‘We Are Liverpool. You Are Our Champions’ lanyard as a small token of the club’s appreciation and a keepsake of its historic Premier League win.

Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours manager, said: “We are really looking forward to taking the Premier League trophy on a mini-tour into our local hospitals to share our success with all the hard-working NHS staff, who are our heroes.

“We are so grateful for all the key workers who have shown such strength, determination and courage throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that our visits will add a little fun to their day and demonstrate our sincere thanks.”

Steve Warburton, chief executive of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Aintree, Broadgreen, Liverpool Dental and Royal Liverpool Hospitals, said: “The last few months have been particularly challenging for the NHS but this thoughtful gesture from the club is really appreciated by our staff.

“I’d like to congratulate the team on their historic win, which is not only a massive achievement for the club after 30 years but a real boost for the city as a whole.”

During the visits, both LFC and NHS staff will adhere to the current government guidelines to ensure the safety of the hospitals’ patients, visitors and staff.

The Premier League trophy will be making more community visits in the near future with LFC’s Red Neighbours team and LFC Foundation.