Flags at three of Liverpool's most prominent buildings lowered their flags this afternoon in honour of a nurse who died from coronavirus.

Liz Glanister worked at Aintree University Hospital and died on Friday after contracting COVID-19.

Flags were lowered at Liverpool Town Hall, St George's Hall and The Cunard Building.

As a further tribute to Liz and other health professionals in the city, all three civic buildings will be lit up blue for the foreseeable future.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: "Words cannot express how much a debt of gratitude this city owes to Liz Glanister and her colleagues.

"Liz was a long-serving member of hospital staff who dedicated her life to caring for others and in the true spirt of this city she gave everything she had to make a difference at such a crucial time. She was a hero in every sense of the word.

"Our thoughts remain with Liz’s family, friends and colleagues.

"The lowering of the flags and the lighting up of the buildings is the least we can do to honour Liz’s memory and pay an ongoing tribute to all those who continue to do their very best every day to help us all get through this difficult time."

This evening civic buildings have been lit blue in tribute to Liz Glanister Credit: Liverpool City Council