Jordan Banks’ mum sends touching message of gratitude to Liverpool Football Club

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“The tributes at Anfield and the Man U game meant so much. We know Jordan would be there watching over his team.”

Nine-year-old Jordan Banks dressed as one of his favourite Liverpool players , Mo Salah

Nine-year-old Jordan Banks dressed as one of his favourite Liverpool players , Mo Salah (Image: Danielle Begg)

The family ofJordan Banks who died after being hit by lightning in Blackpool have thanked Liverpool Football Club for their unwaivering support.

The nine-year-old football fanatic, who was well known for his kind and generous nature, was fatally injured whilst playing football at Common Edge playing fields on May 11.

Following his death there was a huge outpouring of support in the local community for Jordan, who raised thousands for Counselling in the Community in memory of his Uncle Reece who took his own life.

The young Liverpool Football Club fan went out in all weathers to complete a 30-mile run and ended up smashing his own target of £100 raising a staggering £3,000.

He was known for this kind of perseverance on the football pitch playing for the under nines Clifton Rangers youth team which earned him the nick name “mini-Milner.”

Jordan’s kindness got him noticed at the time one of his all-time footballing heroes, Liverpool vice-captain James Milner, who told him to never give up, that he’ll never walk alone and sent him some football shirts for him to keep and also to raise money for his cause.

On hearing the news of Jordan’s death, Milner wrote a private letter to the family expressing his gratitude of coming to be associated with Jordan.

Prior to Liverpool’s highly anticipated match against Manchester United on Thursday May 13 the Premier League giants wore ‘Jordan Banks 7’ special shirts during their warm-up at Old Trafford, the number worn by James Milner.

The team also Tweeted a short clip from their practice and captioned it, “Out to prepare for #MUNLIV in a special shirt tonight.”

Jordan Banks

Jordan Banks (Image: Submitted)

Their customized ‘Jordan 7’ jersey also appeared in another post in which they called Jordan “a brilliant person, as well as a passionate footballer.”

Sir Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Fowler were quick to offer tributes upon hearing the tragic news.

The club’s actions have been welcomed by Jordan’s mum, Danielle, who has spoken about how touched the family is by their tokens o support.

“Liverpool Football Club have been amazing and have contacted us regularly”, said Jordan’s mum, 38-year-old Danielle Begg.

“Fans have sent cards, flowers etc too which is so lovely. It really is a family.

“The tributes at Anfield and the Man U game meant so much. We know Jordan would be there watching over his team.”