A Lancashire businessman and lifelong Liverpool fan is hoping for a dream finish to the football season – with him joining his Kop idols on the pitch.
But even if the Barclays Premier League title ends up further down the M62 at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, John Barlow’s company, Barlow Trailers, will still be playing a big part in the glittering presentation ceremony.
The Ulnes Walton-based company, a distributor for Ifor Williams Trailers, is responsible for delivering the staging and equipment needed for the on-pitch presentation of the trophy at whichever North West club wins the title.
John, who has been a Liverpool season ticket holder since 1987, is desperately hoping he will be pulling two trailers, onto the hallowed Anfield turf in front of more than 45,000 adoring fans for the presentation.
He said: “I have been contracted to deliver the staging to both Anfield and the Etihad stadiums. We will be using two Ifor Williams trailers, loaded with all the equipment needed for the event, at each ground.
“The trailers will parked very close to the grounds, Then at the end of both games, which are being played simultaneously, they will be pulled onto the centre of the pitch of whichever side wins the Barclays Premier League.
“The staging will then be very quickly erected ready for the presentation of the trophy and medals to the players.”
With City now looking the favourites, John admitted: “Obviously, as a massive Liverpool fan I hope the presentation will be here at Anfield.
“It will certainly be an honour if I get to play a small part in the presentation if Liverpool do win the title.
“I’ve certainly got my fingers crossed.”