Extreme lengths Liam Payne went to for Soccer Aid after never kicking football before

Liam Payneis captain of this year’s Soccer Aid England time despite the confession that he’s never kicked a football before.

The former One Direction star, 28, made the confession during an interview with YouTuber Logan Paul for his channel.

He said: “I've been training at the moment in the UK.

“We play this game called Soccer Aid and it's a bunch of professional soccer players – like Ronaldinho has played in the past – mixed with celebrities.

“So, I'm the captain of the England team currently at the moment – who's never kicked a football in his life by the way.”

“I've had to learn for three months,” he added. “Jumping into football is like a role for me that I get to play for a certain amount of months.”

The star went on to explain what he’s been doing to train and detailed the gruelling regime.

Liam Payne's Soccer Aid routine

“I put my a** into everything that I do… I was training twice a day, six times a week. It's crazy – to learn how to play football.

“So, hopefully I'm half decent and earn a captaincy,” Liam added.

And that’s not all with the Mirrorpreviously reporting that the star went so far as to rent out a football ground to practice.

Reportedly the pop star consulted his friend and former Premier League player Greg Halford about the possibility of loaning Billericay Town's New Lodge stadium.

A source told The Sun: “Liam asked Greg on the off-chance him and some pals could use the pitch and Greg got the wheels in motion.

"He didn’t look too bad considering he has been telling people he’s nervous to be captaining England in such a big game.

"Him and his mates got stuck in and he was left with a bleeding knee but no lasting damage. Liam looked in good nick.”

In March, Liam announced the exciting news that he would be captain for England in the upcoming football match with Soccer Aid.

On Instagram, he wrote: "I'm incredibly excited to announced that @socceraid for @unicef_uk is back" aside a football emoji.

"And this year I'm captain for England!! We've got such a great team ready for you, so get your tickets now and join us at @londonstadium on the 12th June.

"Get your tickets now, in support of children worldwide, link in my bio".

The following month, after playing ball in the rented football ground, Liam admitted that he "doesn't play football"

At the time, he said: “I’ve been doing some training, getting ready for England. Come on England!

"How does a man that doesn’t play football, captain the England team? It’s a big query for all of us isn’t it, but we’re going to find out.

"It’s been a stressful one learning to play football actually, but it’s been a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to the game.”

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