LFC’s community programme, Red Neighbours, are celebrating three years of aiding the local community.
Since launching in January 2017, the team has helped over 53,000 people of all ages around Anfield and the neighbouring postcodes of L4, 5 and 6.
One way is through their partnership with Fans Supporting Food Banks.
They have helped collect more than 13,000kg of food on match days for the North Liverpool Foodbank.
Similarly, they have welcomed over 3,500 children and young people to Premier League games at Anfield and 115 terminally ill people and their families to Melwood over the past three years.
The Monday Club, a monthly social event, hosts over 60 residents aged 50+ at Anfield in an attempt to tackle social isolation amongst the local elderly community.
They additionally host walking football sessions three days a week due to increased demand.
Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours Senior Manager, expressed his pride at the work the team has done over the three-year period.
“As a Club, we strive to be a good neighbour and support our local community. We have a social responsibility to do so, particularly in Anfield, which has some of the most deprived postcodes in the UK.
“Year on year we are seeing our participation rates increase. Last season (2018/19) we saw a 33% increase in participation from the previous season (2017/18) and we are set to see another increase at the end of this season (2019/20.)
“We are very much looking forward to continuing our efforts in this calendar year and beyond.”
Further details about their work can be found at: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/community