Liverpool’s stadium stewards have gone above and beyond to offer their services and expertise in crowd management to supermarkets on Merseyside.
Amid an uncertain and ever-changing landscape, there have been incredible moments and gestures of positivity within the footballing world amid dark and testing times.
And with the UK the most recent region to shut down key sectors as people are urged to stay at home and practice social distancing, already overwhelmed supermarkets have seen the demand rise as the population flood to stores to stock up.
While there is no reason to panic buy, shelves have been empty of the essentials and crowds have been gathering in and out of stores which undoubtedly throws social distancing out of the window.
With what the next few days and weeks has in store uncertain, Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has reached out to supermarket managers on social media to state that the club’s stadium stewards are eager to volunteer for a host of roles in crowd and queue management, parking control and assisting the elderly.
He wrote: “Message to supermarket managers here on Merseyside. Our stadium stewards here [at] LFC are offering their time and expertise in volunteering to help with crowd control, queue management, parking control, assisting the elderly and infirm taking their groceries to their cars.
“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.”
Moore encourages anyone who is interested in taking up their generous offer to drop him a message on Twitter where he will direct you to the stewards directly.
It is the latest in a long line of moves by various members of Liverpool Football Club to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
The squad pledged to support Fans Supporting Foodbanks, while the club recently committed to paying the wages of their matchday staff for the three Anfield games postponed until April 30.
Not that there was any doubt, but actions like these continue to show how entrenched Liverpool FC are with the local community and the unwavering desire to assist in any way possible.