Hailed as one of Liverpool’s all-time best players and even voted England’s greatest ever left-footed player by the Times, John Barnes has had a storied and compelling football career that has spanned several decades.

Born and initially raised in Jamaica, Barnes moved to London when he was 12, he went on to acclaimed career with Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle United, and Charlton Athletic.

Join us for a conversation with the sports legend, as we look back on his life and the issues that mean the most to him, particularly racism within the football world and the changes being made towards tolerance and acceptance

Barnes will be in conversation with broadcaster and presenter of Final Score, Jason Mohammad.

About The Speakers

John Barnes

John Barnes MBE is an English former professional footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. A fast, skilful left winger, Barnes had successful periods at Watford and Liverpool in the 1980s and 1990s, and won 79 caps for England.

Jason Mohammad

Jason Mohammad is a Welsh radio and television presenter, currently working for the BBC. He is the current host of Final Score on BBC One. He studied Welsh and Politics at Swansea University and attended Cardiff University for a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism.