Liverpool to Be Led Out for Cup Final by 12-Year-Old Fan with Leukaemia

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 26, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  Liverpool fans show their colours during the FA Cup Semi Final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on April 19, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, and they will be led onto the Wembley pitch by a young fan with leukaemia.

Adam Lacy, 12, will walk out with his heroes under the famous arch—and he even intends to wear a cap like Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Young Liverpool fan battling leukaemia set to lead Reds out for Capital One Cup final https://t.co/I1xWJCrRUX #lfc pic.twitter.com/zi0yTlH0pU

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 26, 2016

The talented young footballer was chosen for the occasion after being put forward by CHICS, a charity that supports the families of children with cancer.

He will attend the match in London with his dad, Paul, while his older brother, Matthew, and mum, Lynne, will watch from home.

"Adam doesn’t like being the centre of attention, and he takes it all in his stride," Lynne told the Liverpool Echo (via the Mirror). "I’m excited but I’m also nervous as well because of Adam’s condition and hoping he’ll be well enough to go. It’s always in the back of your mind. When we told him, he was over the moon. I think it’s probably every little boy’s dream to go to Wembley."

[h/t the Mirror, Liverpool Echo, Twitter]