You’d think a Tranmere player would be more concerned with celebrating the goal than barring up the opposing keeper, but then you wouldn’t understand who Tollitt is. Before the match, Tollitt sat for an interview with the Liverpool Echo where he explained his lifelong fanatical passion for Liverpool FC and how ecstatic he was to get to compete against his boyhood club:

“I’ve been a massive fan all my life. I grew up in Anfield, I still live there now, and you can see the ground from my house, you can hear the songs being sung before the games, and my family have got season tickets, so it will be amazing if I can get some minutes.

“It was unbelievable watching them last season, I loved it, and I believe we’re very, very close to being a very, very good team and winning trophies.

“It’s great to watch Mo Salah and Sadio Mane. They’re not going to be there on Tuesday, as they’ve only just finished playing at the World Cup, but some of the other players are just as good, and it will be some experience.”


Kudos for the 23-year-old Tollitt, who just three years ago was fitting windows with his dad for a living, for realizing what I assume were his two big dreams in life: making it as a professional soccer player, and being the most dedicated, uncompromising Liverpool fan in the world.