FAMILY and friends of a New Brighton dad who tragically lost his life in a car accident have began a campaign to keep his memory alive.

Liam Clark, 21, died after his white Citroen van was involved with a farm vehicle near Birmingham on Tuesday, September 10.

Liam and his girlfriend Olivia had become parents to their little boy Rauiri just a few months ago.

A huge Liverpool Football Club fan, Liam played for North Wirral Saints in the Wallasey Second Division as the side's goalkeeper.

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Liam Clark - North Wirral Saints' number 1

Last week a minute's applause was held before their clash with Rockpoint FC and this Sunday will see the first home game since Liam's passing.

Residents are being welcomed to pay their respects to Liam before the game.

In a statement his family said: "This Sunday see's the first home match for North Wirral Saints that Clarky can't attend.

"We will be doing a minute's applause wearing our Clarky t-shirts and black armbands.

"We are looking to get another huge line there to show our support for our Number 1 on the pitch we call home.

"We would love you to be there to show your support and help clap for Clarky."

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North Wirral Saints with Liam's family

Liam's family are keen to keep up momentum and have began a campaign called #clapforclarky in a bid to get Liverpool fans to clap on the 21st minute of Liverpool's Champions League clash against Salzburg on October 2 in his memory.

The family added: "Our clapforclarky campaign is building momentum and we have had people share the campaign from the likes of Jamie Carragher, Mia Carragher, Paul Smith, Empire of the Kop and Everton fan club but we need as many people as possible behind it to raise the awareness so that the applause can happen on the 21st minute of the LFC game vs Salzburg from the crowd.

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Rockpoint FC applaud North Wirral Saints

"If we know this will happen we are trying to get tickets so that his girlfriend Olivia can be there to witness it and so that Clarkys little boy, Rauiri will be able to see in the future what Liverpool's football community did for his dad."

To show your support for Liam and his family visit North Wirral Saints on Liscard Road, Wallasey, CH44 0BS just after 10am on Sunday, September 22.

To keep up-to-date with the #Clapforclarky campaign visit