Kop that! Brave Niall wins hearts of Liverpool stars

Niall Kingsnorth (10) with his football shirts

Niall Kingsnorth (10) with his football shirts

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A young Liverpool Football Club supporter had the week of his life when he got to meet his footballing heroes and watch them in action.

St Mary’s school pupil Niall Kingsnorth, ten, who was born without arms and suffers from a condition which prevents his blood from clotting, was nominated by his doctors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which arranged for him to travel to Liverpool’s training ground and meet the team last month.

Niall immediately captured the players’ hearts and England striker Daniel Sturridge handed him a signed shirt with a personalised message and arranged tickets for the family to attend the team’s FA Cup tie with Bournemouth on January 25.

If that wasn’t enough was star player Luis Suarez also ran over to the stands at Bournemouth and handed Niall his training shirt before the game kicked off.

Niall’s mum Debbie said her son’s dream weekend will help carry him through upcoming surgery he faces later this month. “He has been through a lot and it was lovely to do something special that will remain with him.

“It was a completely surreal day but it’s given him something positive to remember,” she said. Head of Wishgranting Joanne Micklewright said: “Make-A-Wish was thrilled to be able to grant Niall’s wish and we’re pleased he had such a special experience.”

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