Anfield hosted the launch of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation in October - the charity of former Reds defender, Stephen Darby.

Darby, who made six appearances for the club after progressing through the ranks of the Academy, was forced to retire from football at the age of 29 in September 2018 having been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

With close friend Chris Rimmer, he decided to set-up the foundation to increase awareness about MND and help others following his retirement.

And in July, Liverpool played one of Stephen's other former clubs - Bradford City - in a pre-season friendly to raise money for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

The organisation was formally launched at Anfield last month, at which Darby spoke candidly about his diagnosis and his aims for the foundation.

Eleven years to the day he made his Liverpool debut - as a substitute in a League Cup tie at Tottenham Hotspur - watch an emotional interview with Stephen in our free video above.

Visit www.darbyrimmermnd.co.uk for more information about the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

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