Jermaine McGillvary will feel at home when England run out at Anfield

The Huddersfield wing has a particular reason to be looking forward to facing New Zealand in Liverpool

For all of England’s squad, the bright lights and big stage Liverpool and Anfield provide makes Sunday’s second Test against New Zealand extra special. There is, however, one member of Wayne Bennett’s squad in particular who can testify to the importance one of world football’s biggest clubs has played on his and his family’s life over the past 30 years.

Jermaine McGillvary is not afraid to admit he was an impressionable child when he was growing up in Bradley – a working-class area of Huddersfield – in the 1990s. His shared a modest-sized house in the town with as many as nine family members, including several uncles who, in a family of Grenadian descent, had one particular black role model they looked up to in their youth.

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