Ahead of their season opener against Sunderland in the north east, a delegation from Liverpool U21s visited the Bob Paisley memorial on behalf of the club to pay tribute to the legendary boss.

Sunday marked 40 years since he took over at the Anfield helm, and in honour of the three-time European Cup-winning manager, Reds staff visited the monument in his hometown of Hetton-le-Hole to lay a wreath.