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Sporting clubs celebrate Global Scouse Day

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As Liverpool celebrate the annual Global Scouse Day that takes place every year on February 28th, those from the biggest sporting clubs and individuals in the city acknowledged the day.

The most significant was Jurgen Klopp in his press conference earlier today.

When asked about whether he deems himself a scouser, the German manager responded:

“I’m not an official one but Gerry Marsden said last week I am an honorary scouser. I really like to identify myself with the region I live in.

“Mainz, Dortmund, so now we are here 100%.

“I am not used to all the things here but I like it and it is interesting and a nice thing to have.”

Liverpool FC Community Group Red Neighbours celebrated the day by inviting local children into Melwood.

12 youngsters from four primary schools in the Anfield area were invited to the club’s training ground to learn how to make Scouse, the famous Liverpool stew.

The pupils – from Blackmoor Park Junior School, Anfield Road Primary School, Pinehurst Primary School and New Park Primary School – were taught how to prepare the ingredients and create the dish by club chef de partie, Tom Anglesey.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Joe Gomez were also present to give the children a tour of the training ground.

Speaking to Liverpool FC, Lucy Cushion, teacher at Blackmoor Park Junior School, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to the Red Neighbours team for inviting us all to Melwood today.

“We had a brilliant time celebrating Global Scouse Day and it was great that the children were given the chance to cook the Scouse dish themselves.

“It’s such a memorable occasion and our pupils are going to remember it forever – it’s a fantastic thing to be a part of.”

The most important came from a video shared recognising the work Fans Supporting Foodbanks do across Anfield and Goodison Park on matchdays.

The group has unfortunately become vital across the area and received deserved recognition for their efforts in helping combat hunger in the area through collections at sporting events.

A team of 350+ runners similarly announced they are getting ready to run the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon as well in May for Motor Neurone Disease association.

Aintree Racecourse posted a tribute video as well to commend the day, looking forward to the Grand National Race in April.

The Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby also recalled his pleasure at the annual day with a tweet seen below.

 

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