A group of local children enjoyed a special day out at Liverpool’s game against Burnley on Sunday thanks to the club’s Red Neighbours programme.
As part of the programme’s focus to create memorable experiences for young people, pupils from Florence Melly Community Primary and New Park Primary School received tickets to watch the Reds play the Clarets from an executive box in the Main Stand.
Nine-year-old Kenzie Parr, from Florence Melly Community Primary, said: “It was my first ever match and I loved the experience.
“We had our own chef and got to watch the match from the balcony with leather seats. It was amazing.”
Fellow pupil Abbie Campbell, aged 10, added: “It was my first game too, and I was so excited.
“The box was fabulous and the atmosphere was incredible as well. I really enjoyed the day and would love to have the experience again – it was a privilege to be a guest there.”
Phoebe Sansbury, aged nine, was also visiting Anfield for the very first time. She said: “I was so lucky to be chosen to watch Liverpool live.
“The staff were so friendly, we watched the game from a private balcony and we even got to see Firmino, who was sitting a few seats away. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”
The Red Neighbours programme supports local residents and schools in the Anfield community, focusing on four key areas: food poverty and education; support for the elderly community; encouraging a physically active community; and creating memorable experiences for young people.