Date of birth
A graduate of the Leeds United youth system, Liam Kitching left Elland Road for a successful loan period with Harrogate Town where he helped Gate to promotion.
He would spend the next campaign at Wetherby Road also, before being snapped up by Forest Green Rovers.
After over 50 appearances for the Green, he signed for the Reds in January of 2021 to become Valérien Ismaël's first signing as Barnsley gaffer.
An injury hampered his start to life at Oakwell, but he recovered in time to make late appearances towards the end of the 2020/21 season. It was the following campaign where Liam would make his breakthrough.
Despite the Reds' relegation in 2021/22, Kitching would emerge as a regular starter in a number of positions across the backline. And in the following campaign, he would play almost every minute he was available, growing in both stature and confidence.
A key operator as the Reds reached the Play-Off final in 2023, Kitching also put pen to paper on a new contract, keeping him at Oakwell until 2026.