Hey Reds! Welcome to the first Anfield Shop Staff Spotlight. Get to know the amazing faces behind your favorite Liverpool store in North America! First up, our very own Liverpudlian! You've probably seen his face online, now learn more about Anfield Shop James!
What's your name?
What's your hometown?
Childwall, Liverpool, England.
What's your favorite hometown meal?
Abbey Friar. It’s a chippy in Childwall (bottom of Queens Drive).
What do you love to do outside of work?
There's a lovely trail down the road from where I live where I take my dog, Arlo. I've also recently taken up golf, so I try to play every so often. I say try because I’m not very good. People are surprised when they find out I love cleaning the car and cutting the grass too.
How long have you worked at Anfield Shop?
Around 4 years now. Time flies when you're having fun!
What's your job title?
Marketing wizard is what I like to call myself... but I guess Marketing Coordinator is my official title.
What do you like most about working at Anfield Shop?
My job revolves around my favorite sport as well as my favorite team. It can't get much better! The working environment is also not like any other place I've experienced. We have a fantastic team and we’re all really good friends.
What's your favorite Anfield Shop memory?
It's hard to pick one. Maybe my first trip out to the shop in Seattle. I got the golden ticket to take a tour around the store and pick out some of my favorites to take home.
When did you fall in love with Liverpool?
My whole family and area in Liverpool are Reds, so I always grew up around the club. My first game at Anfield was when I truly fell in love with Liverpool FC. I must have been five or six! Birmingham at home. Robbie Fowler and later Gerrard were my idols.
What is your favorite Liverpool memory?
It has to be Istanbul 2005! 3-0 down at half-time and then coming back to win, in a Champions League Final, incredible! It's what the club is built on. Never giving up and sticking together. I watched this at home with my dad. Memories I’ll never forget.
What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season?
Creating and releasing exciting new designs for Liverpool FC fans and seeing the Reds compete for more trophies! We have an upcoming fan fest in Philadelphia in October which I can’t wait for.