Jimmy Areabi (Editor) - @fantasista1077 Huyton-raised like Steven Gerrard, football has been my passion since the time I received a Kenny Dalglish badge as a toddler, and I’ve followed the Reds ever since – something a lot easier during the 80′s, when I worshipped John Barnes! I have produced work for many football sites & am now happy to run a major site about the club I love – providing our fans with a voice; bringing as much information and news on the club as possible. Having played football all my life, I aim to continue longer than Stanley Matthews…
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or you have an article you’d like published.
David Tyrer (Writer) - I’m a 29 year old Liverpool fan, originally from Woolton, now living in the City Centre. I’ve supported the club since the day I was born (seriously, my mum decided that for me) and my favourite player of the past generation is Sami Hyypia. I have a degree in English Literature, and I am looking to get into journalism/writing on a professional basis.
Elliott Tunstall (Writer) – Born and bred in Liverpool, I have supported Liverpool since the day my father held me at my birth and declared me a red for life.. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am currently studying Sports Journalism at University and hope to one day become a full-time sports writer. My favourite Liverpool player of all time is, the best player of my generation, Steven Gerrard as, for me, he epitomises everything that represents the club I love.
Daniel Thomas (Writer) – I’m a fully trained journalist who shunned a career in the profession due to my disillusionment with the tabloid press, instead hoping to become a professional author. I’ve written for The Liverpool Way for 7 years and am a regular on the forum using the name Agt Provocateur. A passionate member of supporter group Kop Faithful, I’ve been a season ticket holder of 8 years and a regular match goer since 1995. When not criticising diminishing refereeing standards in football, I can be found at Langtree Park, the home of St Helens Rugby League Club being highly critical of non existent standards of refereeing in Rugby League. I’m is also a massive Lancashire and England cricket fan.
Derek Byrne (Writer) – I’ve been following the Reds ever since I set eyes on the majestic sight that is the Kop in full voice with flags aloft, albeit from the television with my dad as a 5 year old in my hometown of Dublin! He would tell me about the Irish contingent, the likes of Heighway, Whelan, Beglin and Houghton, he is a Leeds fan due to his hero Johnny Giles but I had to go against the grain on this one, his 3 year old grandson will not be afforded the same opportunity!
I completed a Higher National Diploma in Print Journalism back in Dublin where I briefly worked for the Irish Independent on a placement, covering Rugby, obituaries (including the great John Charles) and some sub editing. I then made the short journey to Liverpool, where I currently reside to undertake International Journalism at John Moores University. Some will say that over the years I have picked up a Jan Molbyesque native twang but I’m not so sure!
I was also lucky enough to have worked for the socialist publication “Morning Star” covering the Reds at Anfield which allowed me gain access to the press box and press conferences, I covered about 10 games and loved every minute of it!
I am excited to be joining the team at live4liverpool.com. From what I have seen so far the standard of articles have been first class, I hope to contribute to this by publishing pieces which create opinion and debate.
Abhijan Barua (Writer) – Abhijan Barua’s a British Broadcast Journalist currently working for China Radio International in Beijing. As a lifelong Liverpool supporter, he hopes to add fresh perspective on Live4Liverpool, looking in to the big issues surrounding the club.
Ben McCluskey (Writer) – I graduated from the University of York in 2010 with a 2:1 in History and I am hoping to pursue a career in journalism. Writing has always been a passion of mine, as have Liverpool FC who I have supported since I was four years old. The first trophy I saw Liverpool win was the Worthington Cup in 2001 and I’ve been lucky enough to see the club win several more trophies since then! My five favourite Liverpool players (past and present) are Jamie Carragher, Robbie Fowler, Sami Hyypia, John Arne Riise and of course, Steven Gerrard. In addition to writing for Live4Liverpool, I run my own website, which covers news, sport, blogs and entertainment. I am living and working in York, trying to save money so that I can study journalism at postgraduate level.
Neil Patterson (Writer) – Born in 1980 in London, raised in Belfast before living in Edinburgh for five years and finally re-locating to Berlin, I am a 31 year old with a 27 year old passion for Liverpool Football Club. I’ve recently taken to writing about football, which I love, and am proud to be able to write about LFC. I have been published on a number of sites so far during my short stint in front of the keyboard and I hope to write for many more in my time. I keep my own blog http://itsallinthegameblog.wordpress.com/ and can be found on Twitter @Neil1980. Always up for comment and debate, so don’t be shy!
Tim Williams (Writer) – I am a 30 year old Liverpool fan from Shropshire, now finding myself in Leeds. Lifelong red, in fact the only other bird to come close to getting the same love is my wife. The greatest player I have seen in a red shirt is John Barnes, my hero.! Met him and he is awesome! Greatest experience at Anfield came when Stan Collymore got our 4th of the night as we finally saw off Newcastle. Dont get to games as much as I used to because I have a family now, and teaching them the Liverpool Way is a full time occupation. In my spare non-liverpool time I work for the UK Border Agency, until the day I am plucked from obscurity to wear the number 10 shirt (or at least write about Liverpool!). I am the founder of the phenomenom I call Kopitis, which basically is a negative positive view of Liverpool. Before any game I believe that we will struggle, no matter which opposition (even a sunday league side), but during the game I have an inbuilt belief we will win, and following it I have insurmountable defensive stance where I will be profundly positive and seek the best points of any performance (even if we lost 20-0). Liverpool isnt just a football team, it is a family, a family I am proud to be a member of. YNWA’
Brendan Riley (Writer) – @bren_shamanic Watching, thinking, talking and reading about Liverpool FC has always come naturally to me. However, playing football has been a much tougher ask, 100% commitment 100% talentless sums me up in that department. Thankfully, writing has proved a much more fruitful venture and breaks up the life of law I currently lead quite nicely. A season ticket holder and self-declared footy nerd who hopes to deliver the occasional morsel of LFC insight to like minded reds.
Katie Price (Writer) – I am a lifelong Liverpool supporter from Huyton Liverpool just like Stevie G and go all over the world supporting my team I go the games in my wheelchair as I suffer from Cerebral Palsy however that does not stop me having a ball cheering on the World’s Best Team.
I write a weekly column talking about various topics whether that is tactical analysis of matches, opinion pieces, looking through the archives of previous matches, former players and current articles on Brendan and the first team.
It is great being part of the first class writing team at Live4liverpool.com and bucking the trend in being the first woman to write for the site.
Follow me on Twitter @MRSSG to keep up to date with my articles. Y.N.W.A