Date: 4th February 2015 at 5:38pm
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been praised after sending a personal letter of condolence to a supporter whose Grandad recently passed away.

Liverpool fan Joe Nelson recieved the letter after his Grandad Roy – a season ticket holder at Anfield for more than sixty years- sadly passed away.

The Reds boss wrote in the letter  “Roy is part of our LFC family and always will be” and offered sympathies from everybody at the club.

And Mr Nelson says he would like to thank the Liverpool boss personally for his kind gesture.

“I couldn’t believe it at first,” said Joe. “I took it straight to my dad to show him.

“We were both absolutely made up that such an important person for the club had thought about the family at this sad time.

“It shows what a family club Liverpool are.

“It was a great gesture on behalf of the manager and club that they took the time to write a letter at this busy period for the club.

“I’d like to thank them on behalf of the family as it means a lot to us.

“I would love to get the chance to personally thank Brendan Rodgers for making a hard time a little more bearable.”

Joe added: “We’d had a shirt signed by the players and backroom staff for me when my granddad was in hospital but the letter was completely out of the blue.

“My granddad was still going to games last season and the last game he went was when we beat Spurs 4-0 at home. He’d had a season ticket for well over 60 years.”