Walk into any pub across the country and at some stage you’re bound to overhear rival football fans debating which club is the bigger, better and more popular. So (trophies aside) where does Liverpool rank in terms of sheer popularity?
Thanks to social media, we can unequivocally settle at least part of the argument.
Real-time follower league tables created by FootballPredictions.net are keeping track of Liverpool’s combined Twitter, Facebook and Instagram follower numbers in comparison to other clubs in the Premier League, as well as the other top world clubs.
The Reds are faring pretty well at the moment, sitting in the top 4 of the Premier League’s most followed. Manchester City is not far behind, though, and have actually overtaken us on their Facebook follower count.
Looking at the Premier League real-time social media table, you can see how the impact of Leicester City’s recent Premier League title success has helped their social following overtake that of Everton – showing that ancient history doesn’t guarantee enduring popularity!
From a Worldwide perspective, however, LFC is still a long, long way off the big two from LaLiga where Los Blancos lead the way. Real Madrid has amassed a combined follower count exceeding 205 million. Liverpool is in mid-table here with nearly 53 million followers, just below Juventus & PSG.