A number of Liverpool fans have hailed a “beautiful” gesture from the ground staff at Anfield in showing solidarity with the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
As shown in an image tweeted by Craig Evans, vice-president of communications at Liverpool FC (via @CraigEvans_LFC), Anfield’s ground staff painted a message reading “NHS YNWA” underneath a heart symbol as their way of saluting the heroic efforts of frontline health staff in the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis.
— Craig Evans (@CraigEvans_LFC) April 22, 2020
The image was taken from the top of the Kenny Dalglish Stand and the message of support to the NHS is clearly visible, with the usual pitch markings faded six weeks after Anfield last hosted a football match, Liverpool’s defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on 11 March. Football has been on hold since then due to the frightening spread of coronavirus throughout the UK and Europe, with more than 18,000 deaths in this country from the pandemic (as per The Guardian).
These Liverpool fans on Twitter praised the gesture from the club’s staff in showing solidarity with NHS frontline staff during this extremely difficult period:
— european/worldchampions (@PeterJasonsmit1) April 22, 2020
Amazing. Pitch looks so clean too.
— #EuropeanChampions (@PrimeGomez6) April 22, 2020
— GRANT ROWLEY (@grantrowley) April 22, 2020
— Liverpool FC (#StayAtHome?) (@Liverpoolinfo96) April 22, 2020
Looks so good I thought it was computer generated ?
— Rozza (@Rory_Whelan) April 22, 2020
— YNWA?????? (@jimbo197908) April 22, 2020
— Rossco (@rosscoballaban) April 22, 2020
Did you like this gesture from Liverpool’s ground staff? If so, you can share your messages of support for NHS workers in the comments section below.