First Name: Tom
Job Title: U18s assistant manager
Tom Culshaw is a former Academy defender who as a youngster was picked up by the club playing in the same local Huyton teams as Steven Gerrard.
As a schoolboy he represented England at international level, playing for both U15 and U16 age groups, and at sixteen he also graduated from the FA National School where he spent two years living at Lilleshall with future stars Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher.
He started as a youth team player, then signed professional forms at seventeen. He progressed to become reserve team captain, gaining experience training and playing alongside established players such as Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman.
Tom returned to the Academy in 2011 to begin coaching our current young players. He has previously been lead coach with the U12, U13 and U15 age groups and will now act as assistant manager to Gerrard with the U18 squad.
He said: "As a player I was lucky to come through the ranks alongside youngsters who would later become some of the best players in the club's history.
"Now being back as a coach I want to pass my knowledge and experience on to our talented group of players and help them fulfil their potential and become professionals at the highest level."