Liverpool squad to wear t-shirts in support of Owen McVeigh Foundation
Liverpool are ready to lend their support for the Owen McVeigh Foundation by wearing the t-shirt created in memory of the youngster ahead of Sunday’s game against Arsenal.
Owen passed away from leukaemia just three days after diagnosis at Alder Hey hospital, aged just 11 back in December 2015 .
The poignant image shows a boy wearing a Liverpool shirt with the name “McVeigh” on the back walking hand in hand with a man in silhouette, accompanied by the words “It’s off to the match we go” in red.
The Foundation aims to help young cancer patients and their families in the Merseyside area, and the cause was given a huge boost with the news the club are now selling the t-shirts in their official stores and online.
Owen, who attended games with his dad Mark, was a regular at Anfield and had a ticket for every home game since he was five.
“It gives me some comfort seeing it there. I didn’t want to go (the game) anymore and it’s sort of kept me there,” he said.
“Sometimes I walk out after 10 minutes – because I have bad days – but I make sure I’m there to fly the flag.”