As football professionals, we have to do
a lot of stuff during the week, not a lot of them you really enjoy. When you come here,
it’s really easy to enjoy it. It’s just a little lift, a little push
that we want to give them, that they feel,
that they have this special moment. Liverpool’s all about community, in the city,
and it’s a massive part of the city, so it’s important we give back,
and the kids are a massive part of that, it’s really enjoyable for us to come
and see the kids as well. They’re very positive
in a quite negative situation, which is always
really inspirational to see. – Hello.
– Hi, nice to meet you. – I’m Anna.
– Hi. Hello! He’s 11 weeks old.
He’s had surgery on his stomach, so… OK. – Yeah, he’s a lot better now.
– OK. A nice nap. Yeah! 11 weeks. We didn’t lose since he was born. Oh, thank you! I have kids as well and I know
how excited they are around Christmas. So to be in hospital
and not very well is very sad, but it’s the least we can do,
come here and show some support. I’m Kerry, this is Jack. Jack has a condition called autism,
and has been struggling quite a lot. We’ve come in here for some help,
to help support him. And I’ve been in here for seven weeks
and I’m staying right through Christmas. He’s got two elder brothers
who are both Liverpool supporters, and they’ve always tried
to change Jack to be a Red! But Jack’s not budging,
he’s sticking by his dad. DANNY INGS: Are we allowed in? No! THEY SING:
♫ Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool! ♫ No! LAUGHTER – It wasn’t a penalty.
– Yeah, it was. It wasn’t. You said you didn’t see it! My dad told me, he seen it. Ah… – Is he a Blue?
– Yeah. He’s gonna say it’s a pen then, isn’t he? What was it like when they came in,
what were you saying to them? “Get out, me room stinks.” High-five. That’s good, that’s good. Football doesn’t matter when
you come to places like this, and being the captain of the team,
coming here is huge for me personally. Like I say, just to put
a smile on a kid’s face, even if it’s just for today,
means a lot to me. JÜRGEN: Well done, Coby. My first Christmas I was in hospital,
luckily I got home late on Christmas Day and my mum and dad still say to this
day it’s the worst Christmas ever, so you feel for the parents
and you feel for the kids. It’s emotional, because of course
it could be one of your family members, it could be you. You’ve maybe visited
people in hospital throughout the years of your life, you want to come
and lift them up a little bit, and this could be a moment for them
that could give them the spirit to fight on. At the end of the day, we’re humans,
we’re normal people, we’re not bigger than anyone,
so to come here and give a helping hand to the people who work at the hospital
is a great feeling for us. We can be really happy
that we have Alder Hey here, they take such fantastic care,
they help so much and they work so hard, it’s just…
Yeah, it’s a perfect place, to be honest.