The family and friends of Liam Clark, a Reds supporter who passed away tragically in a fatal road accident on September 10, leaving behind a two-month-old son, Rauiri, are appealing for those inside Anfield to engage in a minute’s applause on Wednesday night as a mark of respect.
A huge Reds fan, 21-year-old Liam was driving in his white Citroen van when he collided with a farm vehicle in the Midlands. Those who knew him are appealing for Anfield match-goers to remember him with applause during the 21st minute of the Reds’ Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.
Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler are among the ex-Reds players to have backed the campaign on social media.
CLAP FOR CLARKY!!!! #clapforclarky Full Video on Facebook! @JamieWebster94 @Robbie9Fowler @Carra23 @TheRedmenTV @Ian_Rush9 @TheAnfieldWrap @empireofthekop @spiritofshankly @TheKopHQ @bbcmerseysport @LFCDaytrippers pic.twitter.com/KLQNirS2fD
— Clapforclarky (@clapforclarky) September 29, 2019
Liam played in goal for North Wirral Saints at Sunday league level and his teammates paid their respect last week before their first game after his passing.
Close friend Annie Smith, who met Liam when they were at secondary school, told Empire of the Kop: “He played for a local league and then we had a charity match for that last week.
“When we were at that match, we all kind of came up with the idea of trying to get a minute’s applause at Liverpool.
“He supported Liverpool all growing up and he’d gone to loads of matches – we just thought it would be nice to have a round of applause at Anfield.
“I just want to get the whole message of this minute’s applause out. We really, really want to try and make it work.”
Liam’s girlfriend Olivia is hoping to be at Anfield on Wednesday while a number of Liam’s friends and family will be present in the stands.