Liverpool Responds; THe Future of Football

Liverpool Responds: The Future of Football

6:00pm - 7:00pm / Wednesday 16th September 2020
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Liverpool Responds
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Join football industry experts as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s favourite sport and consider how it can bounce back.

Chaired by Kieran Maguire, the University academic behind The Price of Football blog, book and podcast - and frequent media commentator, chairs the latest in the University’s Liverpool Responds series, welcoming a diverse panel of football industry experts.

Kieran will be joined by Nicola Palios, Co-owner and Executive Vice Chairman Tranmere Rovers FC; Matt Parish, Foundation Director, LFC Foundation; Professor Sue Bridgewater, Director of the Centre for Sports Business at the University of Liverpool; and Matt Slater, former BBC and Press Association sports reporter, currently a writer at The Athletic, to discuss the future of this treasured industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liverpool is a city synonymous for many with football, and for many living here, football is at the heart of their community. At a time when the strength and cohesion of communities around the world have been tested, the panel will discuss the power of this unique industry to provide a sense of connection; the contribution the football industry at all levels plays in our societies locally in Merseyside, nationally and internationally; and what the future might hold for this great sport.

This event is free to attend with the opportunity to ask the panel questions following the main discussion.

Liverpool Responds is the University of Liverpool’s fortnightly online event series considering different aspects of the pandemic, its response and the sectors affected by it.
Liverpool Responds:The Future of Football will be streamed via Zoom and Facebook.

Registered guests will receive details of the event and, nearer the time, the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.