Neil Mellor – born 4 November 1982 – is an English retired professional footballer who began his career at Liverpool in the Premier League and most recently played as a striker for Preston North End.
He made his name in 2004 by scoring a stunning last-minute goal from long range to give Liverpool a 2–1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.
Mellor also scored a vital goal and set up another during Liverpool’s match with Olympiacos at Anfield during the group stage of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, which Liverpool went on to win.
In December 2011, a knee injury sustained following a tackle by Milton Keynes striker Jabo Ibehre resulted in Mellor being forced into announcing his retirement on 9 May 2012.
Since his retirement, Mellor has been doing media work, including match updates for Sky Sports News and work for LFC TV.