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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 .

A special flag in Owen’s memory was created on the Kop , adapted by the Spion Kop 1906 group from an original pencil image drawn by his aunt Natalie.

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.

And the club have confirmed that the players will be wearing the shirt ahead of the visit from the Gunners at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

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.

Andy Robertson was pictured wearing one earlier this week, and he was joined by teammates Alberto Moreno and Dominic Solanke, who both posted theirs on Instagram on Thursday.

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.

The flag was visible at Anfield for Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Hoffenheim, and Mark admits he takes “comfort” from seeing the image in the stadium.

“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.”

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