Famous Celebrity LFC Fans
Some of the most famous people in the world support Liverpool Football Club. Here's just a few of them
Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson is a massive LFC fan. "I did support Liverpool as a young boy and well into my teens. Along with my father, who had supported them for many years from afar, I began to follow Liverpool and I travelled to England several times to watch them as I got older, especially in the winter when there’s not much football in Sweden. I never got to stand on The Kop, though, which is a pity."
Adam Woodyatt, aka Eastenders' Ian Beale on his favourite team: "I've been a Liverpool fan since 1976 when I saw them on the telly beating Stoke City 5-3. I was seven. At school in Snaresbrook, east London, everyone else was Spurs or West Ham, so I got slagged off non-stop for supporting Liverpool. People said, 'You only support Liverpool because they win trophies'. But it was because of that 5-3 game. Thank God Liverpool won or I'd have ended up supporting Stoke!"
There were rumours about the late Pope John Paul II following the Reds for years but his Liverpool affiliation was affirmed in 2005 after he met his fellow countryman Jerzy Dudek. Sources inside The Vatican at the time also revealed to liverpoolfc.tv that the Pope followed Jerzy's career at Liverpool very closely.
Brad Pitt revealed his affection for the Reds during an interview about his latest film, Moneyball. Asked who his favourite football team was, he replied: "I have some friends who are very close to Liverpool, so if I went another way I might be disowned."
Coleen Rooney: Her husband might be a Blue who went on to play for Liverpool's biggest Rivals but Coleen Rooney has always been a Red. She was brought up a Liverpool supporter and much to Wayne's annoyance, she continues to cheer on her childhood team. After the recent Carling Cup final, she tweeted, "Congratulations Liverpool!!!" to her 650,000 followers.
Dr Dre: The American rapper and record producer started following the Reds whilst on a promotional tour in London back in 1988. He was watching TV when these 'cool cats in red came on the box'. Dre cites John Barnes as his favourite player but referred to Patrik Berger as 'the bomb!' in an interview in 2000.
Kim Cattrall: The English actress famous for her role in 'Sex and the City' was born in Liverpool before emigrating to Canada three months later. The actress, who was a guest of Steven Gerrard against Chelsea last season, revealed in an interview that the Reds captain is quite the theatre buff and had been to see one of her recent plays.
Angelina Jolie: Former wife of actor, musician and LFC fan, Billy Bob Thornton, the actress has continued to follow the Reds despite their separation. Her son Maddox is a huge Liverpool fan and 'only wants to play for Liverpool'. Thornton's passion for the club stems from his love for the city. "I love that town, they're my kind of people," he says.
Gary Barlow: The Take That singer is a big Liverpool fan and has stated that he'd love to perform at Anfield with the band during one of their huge tours. He often requests to tour Liverpool only for his tour manager to claim the stadium isn't big enough.
Mike Myers: The Austin Powers star, who was born in Canada in 1963, is a life-long Liverpool fan. He grew up in Toronto, but his parents both originated from the Old Swan area of Liverpool. "I was the only kid in Toronto to wear an olive-green Nehru jacket and support Liverpool FC," he told LFCToronto.com.
Nelson Mandela: During his time as South African President, Mandela met the Liverpool squad during the Reds' tour of Africa back in 1994. Presented with a Liverpool shirt by John Barnes, he later told the winger in an interview that he was a fan of the club.
Samuel L Jackson: The American actor began following the Reds after he starred in cult movie 'The 51st State', which was filmed in Liverpool. Jackson even went to Anfield to watch a Merseyside derby clash against Everton. He recalls: "I went to see the derby game when I was there, against Everton. That was cool. I enjoyed that."
Caroline Wozniack: The women's world No.1 tennis star kept a promise to thousands of her Twitter followers earlier this year by proudly wearing her signed Steven Gerrard Liverpool shirt on court. "Got so many comments about the Liverpool jersey and to step out on court with it... So why not," she tweeted afterwards.
LeBron James: The world famous American basketball player became a minority stakeholder in the club after he struck a deal with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group earlier this year. He later went on to show his new-found love for the Reds by wearing a Liverpool polo shirt in one of his post-match press conferences following an NBA game back in the US, before visiting melwood to meet the Liverpool players and attend the game against Manchester United at Anfield in October 2011.