Steven Gerrard went to visit a young girl suffering with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer – and absolutely made her day.

Charlie suffers with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is the second most common type of high grade brain tumour in children.

High grade means the tumour is more aggressive and therefore likely to spread to other parts of the brain or spinal cord, according to the Brain Tumour Charity.

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Charlie, who is obviously prompted by her mum, then opens the door and is absolutely stunned to see the former Liverpool star standing in front of her.

Gerrard then steps into the house and gives the youngster a big cuddle before cracking some football-based jokes – ensuring the home is a Red one.

The 11-year-old is visibly moved by the heartwarming gesture and delighted that Gerrard has come to visit her at home.

Charlie and her family are currently looking to go to Germany for trial treatment.