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Terminally-ill Irish grandmother gets her wish to see Liverpool fulfilled thanks to fan groups

By Luke Byrne

Published 05/09/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

A terminally-ill Irish grandmother will realise her dream of travelling to Anfield to see her beloved Liverpool play after Irish Reds fans organised tickets for her.

Marie Wright (67), who grew up in Ballyfermot, was diagnosed with lung cancer in February.

General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
Liverpool Football Club's new main stand is pictured from accross the pitch, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
tA general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A man takes a picture of the relocated Hillsborough memorial, outside of Liverpool Football Clubs' new main stand at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Posters are pictured on the wall inside the Anfield Beat Cafe, part of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A tour guide walks inside Anfield football stadium, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Everton's Goodison Park football stadium is seen on the horizon beyond rows of terraced houses, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Rows of terraced houses are pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Curator of the Anfield football stadium museum, Stephen Done, gestures as he takes members of the media on a tour inside Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A plaque is pictured on a wall inside Anfield football stadium, during a media of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner (right) ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the Kop End at Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the new Anfield Main Stand where two public areas have today been confirmed as 96 Avenue (left) and Paisley Square (right). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's chief executive Ian Ayre speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti Henry, wife of Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry, greets former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, as she arrives for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) reacts as he speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner (L), Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre react as they arrive for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti with her husband Liverpool owner John W Henry during the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PA
Linda Pizzuti with her husband Liverpool owner John W Henry during the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PA
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interviewed during the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti and Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)

At the time, she was given only weeks to live, but her family have been inspired by her bravery and said she has been battling hard.

The mother-of-six and grandmother-of-14 has been a lifelong fan of Liverpool, watching every game on TV.

However, she has never been able to travel to Merseyside to see a live match.

Her great wish is to get to a game and meet some of the players and manager Jurgen Klopp. Her son, Ray, told the Herald: "I think she has a crush on him."

The family had planned to travel to the game against Sunderland on November 26, but doctors advised them to make the trip as soon as possible.

Two Irish fan groups were in contact with the family to say they had arranged tickets for this Saturday's game against Leicester.

"We set up a Facebook page, Marie's Wish, to see if maybe we could get her to meet some of the players, but then the guys heard about it and got in touch to say they had organised a wheelchair access ticket and a minder," said Ray.

Marie's daughter Janice said: "It was an unbelievable gesture. She can walk with a stick but if she had to climb stairs in the stadium that would have been hard."

Herald

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