WatchTV royalty Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston reunite for LFC's Christmas advert
Lifelong Reds and much-loved TV duo Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston are back together for Liverpool FC’s Christmas advert.
During their 40-year on-screen partnership they are best known as Jim and Barbara Royle, which has inspired this 60-second festive treat.
Set to a classic seasonal tale, Ricky and Sue play nan and grandad to one excited young Red. Reading the bedtime story on Christmas Eve it has an LFC twist and Ricky and Sue narrate the words as the youngster drifts off into a surreal dream.
She imagines her LFC heroes carrying out festive traditions and duties, with the short film featuring a host of Reds players, including Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Wataru Endo, Curtis Jones, Rachael Laws and Gemma Bonner.
Forever Reds chairman John Aldridge also makes a cameo, bringing back the famous 1988 FA Cup Anfield Rap.
The advert features memorable gifts for fans to put on their Christmas wish list, with the club’s special festive range featuring hundreds of exclusive gifts for all ages, including ideas for stocking-fillers, secret Santa, plus festive family pyjamas, as well as the latest Nike range across kit, training and lifestyle.
Other gift ideas include LFC Official Memberships for the whole family, LFCTV GO subscriptions and Anfield Museum & Tour vouchers.