James Brooke is a professional sports writer who covers Liverpool - the club he has supported since he was a boy - for Rousing The Kop. He has previously covered Italian football, with his work published in outlets such as The Guardian. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Leeds University, he has taken a winding path to writing about the club he loves. It certainly beats washing pots, although if Roy Hodgson ever returns to the Anfield hot seat, James has vowed to renounce football altogether and dust off the old sponge and scourer once again. Please, don't make him do it, Roy!