Coutinho, Firmino and, erm, some other Liverpool player, came to my school!

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Ask a bunch of Liverpool-supporting schoolchildren if they’d rather meet Santa Claus or Philippe Coutinho and most will plump for the latter.

So luckily for the football-mad pupils of St Paul’s Junior School, Brazilian star Coutinho and his countryman Roberto Firmino paid a visit in the run-up to Christmas.

Oh yes and some other guy was in tow – apparently the England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, formerly of Arsenal – not that many of the kids recognised him following his summer arrival at Anfield.

‘The Ox’ made the most of the ego-bursting school visit, though, recruiting several kids to come and knock on Jurgen Klopp’s office door as he bids to pressure the Reds boss to pick him more often.

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