Kop ace James Milner was spotted in Cockermouth earlier this week ahead of the Champions League final.

At the start of this week, the midfielder was spotted on Cockermouth Main Street, where he found the time to talk to fans ahead of the big game.

It is understood Milner was visiting the area with family and friends to play golf at Silloth - which is growing to be increasingly popular with famous faces.

Long time Liverpool fan Demi Hudson, from Whitehaven was left speechless after getting a picture with the Liverpool and England star near to the popular Bamboo chinese resteraunt in Cockermouth.

Demi first spotted Milner coming out of The Castle Bar and Restaurant, saying that he was 'lovely' to her when they spoke.

Speaking to the News and Star, she said: "It was amazing I was so shocked to see him around here, I’m a huge Liverpool fan so seeing him made me speechless, which anyone that knows me will know I never am."

Many Liverpool fans from Cumbria and beyond have travelled to Paris over the last few days to watch the reds take on Spanish side Real Madrid.

The two sides will battle it out for the cup in Paris on Saturday night, with kick-off at 8pm.