9 celebrities you had no idea supported Liverpool – including Austin Powers star

Liverpool’s resurgence in recent years has undoubtedly thrown them back into the limelight.

But just before the Premier League’s inception they were the biggest force in the UK, so it’s no wonder they have picked up plenty of supporters from the world over.

Jurgen Klopp has got the Reds battling for titles again with those at Anfield loving what they see.

But away from the likes of Johnny Vegas and Daniel Craig, there are plenty of names who support the club that you might not have heard of.

Here are nine names who support the mighty Merseyside club that you might not know about.

Mike Myers

Indeed, Austin Powers is a Reds supporter as his parents originate from the Old Swan area of the city.

The actor said: “I was born in Canada in ‘63 and my parents came to Toronto in '56, and there's no-one more English than an Englishman not living in England.

"Our house was a shrine to Liverpool. I love the people here and I really do think it's my home.”

Lana Del Rey

The singer’s affection for the club started with her own manager’s support of Jurgen Klopp’s men.

She recently sang, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone” in acapella for an upcoming Liverpool documentary.

LeBron James

The world’s biggest basketball player is a massive supporter, so much so that he even bought a stake in the club earlier this year.

"Any time you have so much history and so much power behind their story, there is great potential to continue that expansion," he said in an interview with the Guardian.

Do you know of any other celebrities who support Liverpool? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Dr Dre

Dr Dre admitted he is a fan of the club and has been for over 20 years.

The hip-hop star said that it was watching John Barnes that made him fall in love with the club and the city.

Clive Owen

Actor of ‘Inside Man’, ‘Sin City’, and ‘The International’ said in Late Show with Seth Meyers about his life as a Liverpool supporter, despite being born in Coventry.

Samuel L Jackson

Filming of ‘The 51st State’ took place in Liverpool before its release in 2001. The film starring Robert Carlyle and Samuel L Jackson allowed the actor to visit Anfield for the first time, where he watched the Reds play and subsequently fell in love with the club.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II confirmed his support after meeting… Jerzy Dudek. He was too a goalkeeper in his youth and the pair met in 2004.

Nelson Mandela

Then-South African President Nelson Mandela met the Liverpool squad during a tour of in 1994, where he told John Barnes he was a huge fan.

Jason Isaacs

The actor grew up in Liverpool and once admitted he had to get rid of his Scouse accent to achieve roles.

He narrated documentary Liverpool FC: The 30-Year Wait, a BBC production looking at their first Premier League title win.

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