ELEVEN-year-old Limerick schoolboy Paddy Mackessy visited Anfield last Sunday to see his beloved Liverpool FC secure Champions League qualification.
It is a trip that is sure to live on in Paddy’s memory, and not only for the Reds’ thrilling 3-0 win over Middlesborough.
After the game on Monday, the young Limerick lad and his mother Louise were floored by a random act of kindness in an Adidas store in Liverpool city centre.
Dutch international and Liverpool midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum spotted Paddy eyeing up a pair of 347 PureControl football boots. Wijnaldum, who scored the crucial first goal against Middlesborough, then leaned in and asked the avid Liverpool supporter ‘do you like those boots?’ before asking his shoe size.
“He said ‘what size are you?’ and Paddy said ‘size five’ and he was like ‘why don’t you buy them?’ And Paddy was like they’re so expensive.
“At that stage I has called him and we left the store and Paddy was telling me this and we walked out into the city and we literally just looked behind and the lady from the store had ran after us and she said ‘listen, can you come back to the store? He wants to buy Paddy the boots’,” his mother Louise, explained.