Players in the English Premier League players have launched a “collective initiative” to help generate funds for the NHS (National Health Service) and distribute them “where they are needed most”.

The initiative – named #PlayersTogether – has been set up to “help those fighting for us an the NHS frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It has partnered with the NHS Charity Together (NHSCT) in which the stars from England’s top echelons will aid in getting funds moved quickly and effectively to where it is needed most.

A collective statement, said to have been headed by Liverpool captain and England star player, Jordan Henderson, and posted by many of the stars playing in that (Premier) League; saw the creation of a contribution fund that is to be used to distribute money to where it is most needed during this crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic.

Gary Linarker, the Match Of The Day presenter and former England striker, said he was proud of the players’ decision, tweeting: ‘Footballers are doing their bit as I knew that tey would.

‘Let’s hope that others that are in a position to help, those that weren’t unfortunately targeted, do likewise.

‘Proud of our players’.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock ‘warmly welcomed’ the 'big-hearted decision’.

On his twitter, he (Hancock) tweeted: ‘Warmly welcomed the big-hearted decision from so many Premier League footballers to create #PlayersTogether to support NHS Charity.

‘You are playing your part’.