The Liverpool FC squad took time out on Monday afternoon to spread some festive cheer as they made their annual Christmas trip to Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Ahead of a session at Melwood, the Reds made the short trip from their training base to the nearby hospital.

Manager Jürgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson led the rest of the first-team squad around the wards, with the player splitting into groups in order to meet as many of the youngsters as possible.

The players spent time chatting to the patients and their families, as well as posing for photos and signing autographs.

They also handed out gifts during their afternoon at the hospital, which treats 270,000 children each year.

You can see a gallery of their visit below.