We can confirm that officers seized a firearm in Kirkdale this morning, Wednesday 16 September.
At around 9.30am, officers were called to an area between Kirkdale and Sandhills stations to a report of a firearm being found.
The firearm has been made safe and forensically recovered. Officers remain in the area to carry out further enquiries.
Anyone with information on the storage, possession and use of firearms is asked to call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can also pass information via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.