Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will swap footballs for running shoes later this month, when he is joined by his backroom staff in tackling the Liverpool Half Marathon.

The Northern Irishman and his team are raising funds for the Liverpool FC Foundation, the club's official charity, which delivers a range of programmes across the world to inspire positive change.

Taking place on Sunday, March 23, the Born to Run Liverpool Half Marathon is expected to attract more than 9,000 eager runners to navigate a challenging 13-mile course.

Participants will journey past the Anglican Cathedral and out of the city to the scenic views of Sefton Park before circling back to complete their gruelling run in the centre of Liverpool.

Rodgers commented: "The team and I are looking forward to running and finishing the race together, whilst enjoying the atmosphere and raising funds for our Liverpool FC Foundation.

"The foundation plays such an important role in our communities, creating sporting opportunities that have a big impact on people's lives."

The 41-year-old and his staff will sport running attire which has been specially branded for the Liverpool FC Foundation by the club's official kit provider, Warrior.

Mark Haig, head of operations at the Liverpool FC Foundation, said: "We are delighted that Brendan and his staff recognise the impact of our work and continue to show their support.

"We wish them luck for the race and encourage all LFC fans to get behind them and show their support."

Supporters can provide words of encouragement to the boss and his team, and make an online donation for the Liverpool FC Foundation, by clicking here to visit the organisation's JustGiving page.