Liverpool have offered their club stewards to help local supermarkets during the coronavirus outbreak.
Customers have flocked to their local shops for supplies in recent weeks, often leading to large queues and huge numbers of people in small spaces.
Sadly, with so many people panic buying, vulnerable members of society are at greater risk of being unable to pick up what they need from supermarkets.
With football suspended until April 30 at the very earliest, Liverpool are now hoping to help their local community during what’s becoming a very tough time.
“Message to supermarket managers here on Merseyside,” Reds CEO Peter Moore tweeted.
“Our stadium stewards here [at Anfield] are offering their time and expertise in volunteering to help with crowd control, queue management, parking control, assisting the elderly.
“They are truly the best in the business and would be delighted to help in whatever way you would deem appropriate (and safe) on your premises.
“Please DM me so that I can put you in contact. #YNWA”
That’s a very classy act, but Liverpool, of course, are not the only club helping the community during the coronavirus epidemic.
Manchester United and Manchester City combined to donate £100,000 to their city’s foodbanks, while Chelsea have opened the doors of their Stamford Bridge hotel to NHS workers.
Footballers across Europe have also been supporting those less privileged than them, with Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna donating €1 million to help combat coronavirus.
With the sporting world suspended, it’s great to see clubs and individuals stepping up to help others.
The Premier League is set to restart on April 30 and we hope that by then, a sense of normality will have returned.
But for now, it’s important to appreciate the effort that footballers and their clubs are going to off the pitch.
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