Champions League final: Dua Lipa and celebrities you didn’t know were LFC fans
Liverpool FC are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final tonight.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are aiming for revenge on the La Liga winners for the defeat in the 2018 Champions League final in Kyiv. Thousands of fans embarked on the odyssey to the Stade de France in Paris to see the Reds in UEFA’s showpiece game.
There will also be a host of celebrities to cheer on the Reds at home as they bid for their 7th European Cup. We’ve put together a list of celebrities you might not know as Liverpool fans below.
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The popstar’s hit single One Kiss has been adopted as the LFC anthem since she performed it ahead of the Champions League final in 2018. Reds fans sang One Kiss after their Cup triumphs Carabao and in the FA Cup this season.
Dua Lipa told Wired she now considers herself an “honorary Liverpool supporter”. She added: “I love Liverpool, they always have a special place in my heart.” However, the 26-year-old admitted her allegiances were split as her father and brother supported Arsenal.
The Sinnerman is best known as one of Britain’s top quiz masterminds on The Chase. Paul maintains a strong interest in the Reds away from the hit ITV show.
The 51-year-old referenced his club allegiances last week as he admitted his disappointment after the Reds were propelled into the Premier League by Manchester City. He joked: “A possible Boris Johnson scandal is a bit like Manchester City losing 2-0.
“I’m conditioned now not to hope on behalf of Liverpool.”
The young Coronation Street actor wowed audiences with his portrayal of Sam Blakeman on the cobbles. The 11-year-old is from St Helens and has won several awards on his journey to soap stardom.
Jude is an avid Liverpool FC supporter and his mum recently shared a photo on Instagram as he was in high spirits after the Reds’ 2020 Premier League victory.
The soap star is best known for his role as Ian Beale on EastEnders. Adam also has a strong connection to the city as he talks about his love for Liverpool FC.
He told the Observer in 2002: “I’ve been a Liverpool fan since 1976 when I saw them on TV beat Stoke City 5-3. West Ham but even watching them beat Fulham in the 1975 Cup final didn’t trigger anything.
“At school in Snaresbrook, east London, everyone was Spurs or West Ham, so I got kicked out all the time 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 would have ended up supporting Stoke!”
Samuel L Jackson
The Pulp Fiction actor developed a close relationship with the city while filming the movie 51st State. The 73-year-old regularly tweets his support for Jurgen Klopp’s side and once replied to a follower that the Reds were his first ‘football’ love.
Lana Del Rey
The singer’s love for the Reds grew out of her manager’s fanaticism for the club. The 36-year-old also performed a beautiful a capella version of You’ll Never Walk Alone for the documentary ‘The End of the Storm’.
The 76-year-old actor became an LFC supporter in 2011 due to his long-standing friendship with Liverpool chairman Tom Werner. The Harry and the Hendersons star regularly tweets about the Reds and was pictured in the directors’ box at Anfield alongside the club’s US owners during a game against Bournemouth in August 2015.
The Hollywood superstar is a staunch Reds supporter and was present at one of Anfield’s most famous nights when Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 on their journey to win the Champions League in 2019.
The X-Men actor described the set on Absolute Radio as “the most inspiring 90 minutes” he’s seen. He added: “Just in terms of approaching life, anything is possible, put your heart into it and yeah.”
The Austin Powers star was born in Canada after his parents Eric and Alice Myers emigrated from Old Swan in 1956, and he and his brother Paul scattered their father’s ashes on the Mersey after his death in 1991. He returned to Anfield for a game in 2013 and said he felt like he had come “home”.
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