Right, when it comes to looking at ‘fans’ of world-famous football clubs like Liverpool it’s amazing how the list of people I found made me immediately take his/her name out of the equation as I honestly didn’t believe they knew much about Liverpool, or football in general.
There’s no doubting that Liverpool does have many genuine fans mainly because of their success in England and in Europe, especially when some of their famous fans were growing up in the 70s and 80s. So here’s a pick of ten ‘celebrity’ supporters of the Reds:
DJ Spoony – Spoony, whose real name is Jonathan Joseph, has worked on Kiss 100 and then became a member of the Dreem Teem and took UK garage to Radio 1. Spoony currently works for Five Live. He regularly hosts shows and has always stated his passion for Liverpool.
Kirsty Gallacher (TV presenter) – the stunning ex-Sky Sports News presenter has also presented Gladiators. She has supported Liverpool since she was a child mainly because of her father’s influence (former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher).
Paul Boardman (Sports broadcaster) – Sky Sports News fans will also recognise Boardman, as he still presents on the channel. Boardman was actually a professional footballer after signing a contract with Plymouth Argyle. He is a Scouser and, just like many from Merseyside, loves football and is a massive fan of the Reds.
Mel C (Singer) – all you Spice Girls fans will remember Mel C, or otherwise known as ‘Sporty Spice.’ She has named her label Red Girl Records to do with LFC, and she is a passionate supporter of the club.
Craig Charles (Actor, comedian) – it’s claimed that Charles used to go to Melwood and collect autographs from the players in Kevin Keegan’s era. He is a Liverpool boy, and played professional football for Tranmere Rovers. His role in TV has now seen him appear on Coronation Street.
Les Dennis (TV presenter, comedian) – probably best known for hosting Family Fortunes for many years on ITV. Dennis was also born in Liverpool and apparently his father was on the club’s books for some time.
Chris de Burgh (Musician/songwriter) – the singer, born in Argentina, has performed admirably in various types of rock music. “The Lady in Red” is probably his most famous song. An avid fan of Liverpool, he and his daughter often attend matches at Anfield.
Adam Woodyatt (Actor) – better known as that annoying Eastenders character Ian Beale. He’s been in the soap since it started in 1985! Woodyatt is said to be a keen sportsman and is a proud follower of Liverpool.
Ian Broudie (Musician) – he is best known for his band The Lightning Seeds, and football fans will associate the group with the famous pre-tournament anthems for England, the “Three Lions.” Broudie is just like other musicians who were born in Liverpool, because he supports them as well.
Considering that Liverpool has a huge fan base there are bound to be several names that haven’t been included in this list. If you think others should have been included then please comment below.
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