Football: Blind fan invited to meet Liverpool players after viral video

  • 22/12/2018

A heartwarming viral video has led to a visually impaired Liverpool fan getting the chance of a lifetime by meeting his football heroes.

After Liverpool's Champions League win over Italian side Napoli, video emerged on social media of Mike Kearney - born with a sight problem and blind since he was seven - having Mohamed Salah's match-winning goal described to him by his cousin, Stephen Garcia.

Egypt forward Salah saw the footage of the 26-year-old and invited him to Liverpool's Melwood training ground.

Kearney went along with Garcia and the pair got to meet the entire team, while watching the Reds' players train ahead of Saturday's match against the Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Salah also gave the pair signed jerseys with personalised messages, saying  Kearney is "an inspiration".

"They were such a nice bunch of lads and everyone was really welcoming," Kearney told BBC Sport.

"I said to Alisson Becker, 'If it wasn't for your save, the video wouldn't have gone viral as we wouldn't have gone through!' and he was laughing."

Liverpool are currently top of the English Premier League standings and are unbeaten in 17 matches this season.