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SJI student Benjamin Lew, 15, wins chance to meet Liverpool great John Barnes

John Barnes speaks to Liverpool fans at Swissotel the Stamford, on Nov 30, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
John Barnes speaks to Liverpool fans at Swissotel the Stamford, on Nov 30, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (right) speaks to Liverpool fans who were surprised to see the former player in person in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (right) speaks to Liverpool fans who were surprised to see the former player in person in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes jokes with Liverpool fans Patrick Brice (centre) and his brother Matthew (second from right) at a meet-and-greet session in Swissotel the Stamford, on 30 Nov 2013. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes jokes with Liverpool fans Patrick Brice (centre) and his brother Matthew (second from right) at a meet-and-greet session in Swissotel the Stamford, on 30 Nov 2013. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (right) speaks to Liverpool fans who were surprised to see the former player in person in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (right) speaks to Liverpool fans who were surprised to see the former player in person in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes gives a high-five to Cohen Wee, 7. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes gives a high-five to Cohen Wee, 7. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes poses with Masliah Hasim. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes poses with Masliah Hasim. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes poses with Eric Foo after a meet-and-greet session. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes poses with Eric Foo after a meet-and-greet session. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
(From left to right) Steve Brice and his sons Patrick, 8, and Matthew, 7, pose for a photo with Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
(From left to right) Steve Brice and his sons Patrick, 8, and Matthew, 7, pose for a photo with Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (centre, back row) takes a group photo with Liverpool fans after a meet-and-greet session at Swissotel the Stamford, on Nov 30, 2013.  -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Liverpool legend John Barnes (centre, back row) takes a group photo with Liverpool fans after a meet-and-greet session at Swissotel the Stamford, on Nov 30, 2013.  -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
 Benjamin Lew, 15, poses for photos with Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
 Benjamin Lew, 15, poses for photos with Liverpool legend John Barnes. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
He beat almost 300 other entries to win a Liverpool jersey signed by a former player, but Benjamin Lew (right) got so much more when he arrived at the Swissotel The Stamford on Saturday afternoon. The 15-year-old student was also surprised when
He beat almost 300 other entries to win a Liverpool jersey signed by a former player, but Benjamin Lew (right) got so much more when he arrived at the Swissotel The Stamford on Saturday afternoon. The 15-year-old student was also surprised when he got to attend a meet-and-greet session with Reds legend John Barnes, who personalised his autograph for the St Joseph's Institution student. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

He beat almost 300 other entries to win a Liverpool jersey signed by a former player, but Benjamin Lew got so much more when he arrived at the Swissotel The Stamford on Saturday afternoon.

The 15-year-old student was also surprised when he got to attend a meet-and-greet session with Reds legend John Barnes, who personalised his autograph for the St Joseph's Institution student.

Said Benjamin: "I feel very fortunate. There are many Liverpool supporters in Singapore and I knew it was going to be hard to win the contest. This is extra special for me."

He had given the correct answer to a question ST posed during the Merseyside derby last weekend, asking which Liverpool player was the all-time top scorer for a Liverpool-Everton clash. The answer is Ian Rush.

Barnes is in town in support of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, which takes place on Sunday morning.