Liverpool Former Players’ Association Annual Awards, Hilton Hotel

John and Andrea Barnes

John and Andrea Barnes - Credit: Archant

Top footballers gathered at the Hilton Hotel for the Liverpool Former Players’ Association Annual Awards.

The event, supported by the IPP Group and Carlsberg, raised over £30,000 for local charities as well as funding a room at the new Royal Liverpool Hospital’s Teenage Cancer Care Unit. Liverpool Legends were inducted into the Association’s ‘Hall of Fame’. Ian Callaghan was honoured for his contribution to the 1960’s, Phil Neal for the 70’s, John Barnes for the 80’s, Robbie Fowler for the 90’s and Didi Hamann for the 2000’s.

Current superstar Luis Suarez picked up the Player of the Year gong. The event was hosted by Peter McDowall and Claire Rourke from LFC TV. Liverpool greats including Alan Kennedy, Michael Thomas, Phil Thompson, Roy Evans, Neil Mellor, Ron Yeats, John Aldridge, Mark Wright and Steve McManaman also attended the end of season event.

Jan Molby, Chairman of the Liverpool Former Players’ Association said: ‘While it is fantastic to see the current squad finish so well this season, it is great to honour some of Liverpool’s most successful players over the decades and show appreciation for the part they played making Liverpool one of the World’s most successful clubs.’