Reporting Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years was a labour of love for LJMU journalism graduate and Reds fan, Chris Shaw.
The LFC website editor knows the English Champions inside out having interviewed players, managers, backroom staff and fans over a thrilling eight-year career with the Reds.
Chris (pictured at the Champions League Final venue in Madrid, 2019) says to cover such an historic season and be involved in the celebrations as Jürgen Klopp’s men sealed the club’s first title since 1990 was a real thrill.
“Professionally, we were helped by two things the previous season - the fact we’d come so close and experienced a title race right to the end already, and also the experience of winning the Champions League.
“Both of those things gave us a greater understanding of what would be needed if we won the title.”
The English, European and World Champions have been praised not only on the field but off, with everything from their scouting and sport science, to their community work ‘top notch’.
The website team, guided by Chris, creates content which attracts hundreds of millions of impressions yearly and helps satiate the huge world-wide interest in the team of Salah, Mane and Van Dijk.
Chris moved on from his BA Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University with a job as an editorial assistant for FIFA.com but also worked shifts at the team he loves, LFC.
“I’m a massive Liverpool fan so when a permanent post came up and I got it, it was a dream. I’ve been here ever since and loved every second!”
“We’re lucky to get some phenomenal access to the manager and players and we’ve been trying to tell their stories in unique and creative ways and reflect the remarkable performances they’ve put in. Jürgen has made every member of staff feel part of it and it’s such a special time to be part of this club.”
To top off the year, Chris became a father for a second time with his wife going into labour an hour before the Merseyside derby in June. Just as well it was a 0-0 draw!