Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard's eldest daughter Lilly-Ella has become an extra on Coronation Street.

The Daily Star reports that the nine-year-old, who wants to be an actress, filmed her scenes this week.

A source told the paper that the youngster spent the day with other extras hired to be in the background of scenes.

She will appear in the soap later this summer but does not have a speaking part.

The source told the paper: "Steven and Alex [Curran, wife] have not pulled any strings: they've gone through the proper channels to make sure everything is above board.

"We hired her through the usual channels and were delighted to have her on set. She was a great little actress and a very hard worker."