Apparently Liverpool had been missing a nice, big, fluffy team mascot, but at last the fans’ long wait is finally over.
This red, over-sized, caricatured version of a Liver Bird is named Mighty Red and it’s hoped the mythical creature will inspire the team to success this season.
The new Liverpool mascot has divided opinion amongst the Anfield faithful though, with the announcement seemingly more popular with the younger generation.
These pictures are from a kids party, where the bird chose to make his first public appearance. Six-year-old Daniel from Wavertree expressed his delight:
I couldn’t believe it when he walked in. My mum said there might be a special guest but we weren’t expecting to see Mighty Red today.
Nine-year-old Lauren from Tuebrook was also thrilled:
I thought Mighty Red was well cool, but I think my sister was a little bit shocked when he first walked in. Then he started doing his mad dance and she loved it.