The Rise of Ross Barkley

The making of Ross Barkley: Even aged eight and kicking a ball in the park, the Everton midfielder looked like a star

Anfield held its breath. With three minutes of the big game remaining and the outcome hanging in the balance, the coach stood on the touchline, desperately trying to convey his message. Broadgreen International held a 2-1 lead over All Saints in the final of the Liverpool Echo Cup in May 2008. Broadgreen’s manager had one thing on his mind: to see out time. Ross Barkley, however, had other ideas...more