1984 – He was born on the 10th day of January of this year in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He wears the number 19 shirt for the club. He was also captain of the England under-20 team, and has been capped 8 times for the under-21s.
1994 – Welsh joined Liverpool F.C. at the age of 10. He progressed through the ranks and trained with the Liverpool first team squad at their Melwood training ground from the middle of the 2001-02 seasons.
2002 – John Welsh played only one game for the first team, his début match against Ipswich on December 4 of this year in a League Cup fourth round tie at home, when he replaced Vladimír Šmicer in the 83rd minute. Also, John Welsh has been amongst the substitutes for a number of European games.
2003 – He was also captain of the England under-20 team, and has been capped 8 times for the under-21s. He represented England U20 at this year’s FIFA World Youth Championship.
2005 – After three starts and seven substitute appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, in August this year, he went on a season-long loan to Championship side Hull City. The club was impressed, and in November of the same year, agreed a deal which saw Liverpool take promising young winger Paul Anderson in exchange.
2007 – However, three minutes into a match against Preston North End on the 10th day of March of this year, he dived into a tackle with Preston’s Neil Mellor, a former Liverpool team mate. He was carried off on a stretcher and it later transpired that he had broken both the tibia and fibia in his right leg.