Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain may be the nicest man in football – the Liverpool midfielder has given West Derby-based charity Zoe’s Place some financial backing.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo who claim the Reds star donated £50,000 after paying a visit to the baby hospice with the LFC Foundation.
It’ll come as a massive boost for the independently registered charity, which needs to raise £1.4million per year in order to operate – a substantial chunk of that has now been taken care of by the Liverpool player.
Some time with the charismatic Oxlade-Chamberlain went down a treat when he met families during his visit – he handed out gifts, posed for selfies, signed autographs and even had a little kick-about with some kids.
The midfielder recently made his return to fitness after spending a year on the sidelines; he came off the bench to make a cameo in Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield Town.
Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn’t in contention to feature against Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this week, but he’s odds-on to make the match-day squad for Newcastle.
It’s more than likely the England international will now have a few extra sets of little eyes willing him on from wherever they can watch the Reds.