LIVERPOOL boss Kenny Dalglish was the guest of honour at Rainhill High last week.
The Anfield legend officially opened the club’s new Academy Education, which is based at the Warrington Road school.
Headteacher John Pout said: “We are delighted to launch this partnership. It goes without saying the prestige of Liverpool FC makes it a great honour for us to provide this service to the club.
“This coupled to the high quality of the education provided by Rainhill, makes this a very high quality partnership.
“Our students have made the LFC Academy players very welcome, and they have fitted in very well. Even those students who are Evertonians will recognise that this is great coup for the school.”
Phil Roscoe, Head of Education and Welfare at the LFC Academy said: “Over the past 18 months we have been impressed with the high level of teaching and pastoral care provided to our boys at Rainhill.”
Deputy council leader Barrie Grunewald said: “It really is a tribute to the school to be partnered with Liverpool in this way bringing a first class learning centre.”