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

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

John Barnes returns to BLF to discuss his thought-provoking new book, The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism, in which explores how prejudice needs to be tackled and how he faced his own battles in this area.

Join us on a journey through John’s distinguished careerk, which saw him become, arguably, the country’s most prominent black footballer.

About The Author

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.