Jake Connor fulfilling boyhood dream again

James Gordon

Liverpool fan and Hull utility Jake Connor will fulfil a boyhood dream once again when he turns out at Anfield at the Magic Weekend.

Connor, 24, supports Liverpool and will play at their home ground against Huddersfield next weekend for his club side for the first time.

He scored a try and a goal for England in the 20-14 win over New Zealand at Anfield last autumn.

Connor told hullfc.com: “I’ve played there before and I know exactly what the atmosphere is going to be like.

“It might be a bit more of a party atmosphere with there being fans from different clubs all coming together, but I feel comfortable having played there before.

“To get the opportunity to go there again is going to be a massive honour. I feel like we have a chance to go there and make some great memories.

“As a kid, I always dreamed of playing at Anfield, whether it was a football player or a rugby player.

“Watching the way Liverpool have played this season probably makes me more excited to play at Anfield next weekend.

“The win against Barcelona in the Champions League last week was one of those magical nights that will go down in history. I was sat at home watching the game with my pals and I don’t think I had a voice left by the end of the game!

“To think we’ll be playing on that pitch in just over seven days is something that really excites me and hopefully we can get the win.”