Former Liverpool stars Patrik Berger and Vladimir Smicer visited a local primary school in Anfield recently to help LFC Foundation deliver a Premier League Primary Stars lesson.
The ex-Reds surprised pupils at All Saints Catholic Primary School and took part in an interactive class focused on resilience.
The session drew on the careers of both players and the children were shown footage of historic LFC cup finals, including the 2001 FA Cup, the 2001 UEFA Cup and the famous 2005 Champions League victory in Istanbul.
Pupils also had the opportunity to see the European Cup up close.
With Berger and Smicer both playing key roles in some of the Reds’ greatest comebacks, the children learned valuable skills such as determination, self-belief and teamwork.
Smicer said: “Resilience was very important for me and my career. You have plenty of ups and downs, and it’s not always on a high – I had to be resilient and determined.
“I’m very happy to still be connected with Liverpool and involved in projects like this.”
Both players will be lining up for Liverpool FC Legends against AC Milan Glorie on Saturday March 23, 2019, in the third official LFC Foundation charity match.
Tickets for the game are priced at £22 for adults, £5 for juniors and £15 for over 65s.
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