Leyland's Liv Cooke's freestyle skills usher in World Cup

Liv Cooke shows off her freestyle skills
Liv Cooke shows off her freestyle skills
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As preparations for the World Cup enter the final phase, football fans are being treated to the silky skills of  Leyland’s Liv Cooke.

The 19-year-old world champion freestyle footballer has recorded a video with the BBC to promote the broadcaster’s World Cup coverage.

And she shows off her amazing skills in a series of scenes illustrating the history of World Cup balls through the decades.

The BBC tweeted a link to the new video and asked: “Here’s Liv Cooke to get you in the mood. Could you do these super skills?”.

It was just another day for globetrotting Liv who is always in demand.

She had already been asked to help out at the BBC media launch for the World Cup, which kicks off tomorrow with Russia v Saudi Arabia.

She interviewed several former players and pundits, including Rio Ferdinand, who said bluntly he thought England had no chance of winning the World Cup.

She also spoke to Frank Lampard, Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and more.

She showed off some freestyle skills and “nutmegged” Alan Shearer.

Leyland-based Liv later returned to the Beeb to film the new video juggling different balls wearing various England shirts.

Liv also appeared on stage with dinger Rita Ora in Manchester and flew to Disneyland Paris for a shoot with UEFA.

She said today: “It was a busy few weeks!”

Liv is still the current champion of the world and earlier this year co-founded the Beboldr clothing and accessories range.