10/04/2015 10:58 BST | Updated 10/06/2015 10:12 BST

Hello Sailor! David Beckham To Be Godfather To Dave Gardner And Liv Tyler's Baby Son

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Dave Gardner and David Beckham attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on November 1, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

David Beckham is to become godfather to his best friend Dave Gardner and Liv Tyler's baby son Sailor.

The Sun reports that the sports agent and the actress asked Becks soon after little Sailor was born in February.

An insider told the paper: "Becks and Dave are close pals and go back years. They speak to each other all the time and their families are well connected.

"They were best men for each other's weddings so are involved in their major events.

"Dave knows Becks will always be a great influence for his kids. He's the perfect choice (for godfather)."

Dave and Liv, who is the daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler, were introduced by their mutual friend Kate Moss.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Dave Gardner (L) and Liv Tyler attend a party hosted by David Beckham and Alister Mackie to celebrate Another Man Magazine at Mark's Club on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Dazed Group)

The couple, who are based mainly in New York, have sons from previous relationships.

London-born Dave has Grey, seven, from his marriage to former Hollyoaks star and ex-wife Davinia Taylor, while Lord of the Rings elf Liv has Milo, eight, with ex Royston Langdon.

Dave is already a godfather to Becks' eldest son Brooklyn, a role he shares with Elton John.