Sky pundit Jamie Carragher will stage a charity football match and dinner to raise money for the homeless.

The former Liverpool defender announced the game will take place this month after visiting the Signature Shelter at Kingsway House in his home city along with former Reds captain Mark Wright.

With over 300,000 people estimated to be homeless in the UK, Carragher donated several bags of his own clothes and made an undisclosed cash donation to the shelter after being moved by what he saw.

Carragher said: “I am truly humbled by what I have seen today and what is happening on the streets of Liverpool which is part of a national epidemic of homelessness.

“What Lawrence Kenwright and these guys at Signature Living are doing here is truly remarkable.

“They have taken over 80 homeless people off the streets of Liverpool, who would have otherwise been sleeping in doorways and in the freezing cold over Christmas.

“What I have seen here is the great people of Liverpool coming together to help their own and the incredible dedication of people who are doing something very positive for our city.”

Wright, who spent seven seasons at Anfield in the 1990s, is delighted to be able to play his part in raising awareness of the charity.

“Jamie and I will be putting together some current and former Liverpool and Everton players for a charity football match and a fundraising dinner.

“We would like all fans from Liverpool and Everton to show their support for this really important cause that is helping the homeless in our city.”