Tom Davies and Trent Alexander-Arnold see how new facilities are making an impact to communities across Liverpool.
Thrilled youngsters enjoyed a kickabout with Everton's Tom Davies during a celebration to mark the first anniversary of four multimillion-pound sporting hubs across Liverpool.
The Toffees midfielder was joined by other guests including Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and former Reds defender Jamie Carragher for a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at Jericho Lane playing fields, one of the sites developed as part of a £20.8million project in the city.
The hubs at Jericho Lane, Jeffrey Humble, Heron Eccles and Simpson were part-funded by the Football Foundation - a charity financed by the Premier League, The FA and the Government - with additional support coming from Liverpool City Council and the Rugby Football Union.
"People in Liverpool are football-mad and to see such a wide range of activity here at Jericho Lane is really inspiring," said Davies.
"To have these facilities, you know you're playing every week and you know you’re getting a good pitch, whereas in the past you were not sure if your game would be on."
Everton in the Community runs Soccer Schools at Jericho Lane and Heron Eccles, as well as weekly Premier League Kicks sessions at Jeffrey Humble.
Did you know?
500,000+ visitors used Liverpool's new sporting hubs in their first year