From Indonesia to Mongolia to the streets of Cairo, his figures suggest the Reds can count on a global support of “700 million” fans and it’s the scale and quality of our fans that backs Joyce’s claim.
After beating Barcelona in the miraculous comeback win at Anfield, “the club featured in 401.4 million social media video views and had the most online engagements of any side in Europe.”
There’re few things in the world that come close to the Kop at full-voice and it utterly toppled Barça.
“During the same period, the club’s website experienced its highest daily visitor numbers since records began in 2012, while “Liverpool” sat second in worldwide Twitter trends behind “#UCLfinal” for five hours after the Champions League final,” Joyce added.
The images from 36 locations across the globe, in which a sixth European Cup triumph was being celebrated, support the argument that, in terms of supporter culture and engagement, Liverpool are the biggest club in the world@_pauljoyce writes#LFChttps://t.co/LWQj4LSLdR
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) June 29, 2019
“The power of Liverpool’s support had been highlighted by the 50,000 who crammed into Madrid’s Plaza de Felipe II in the build-up to their 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur and the sight of 750,000 people lining the parade route to welcome their heroes home,” he continued.
“The sheer size of a club reawakened under the manager, Jürgen Klopp, and owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), would also be showcased by one video which put together images from 36 locations across the globe in which a sixth European Cup triumph was being celebrated.
“Those pictures help to support the argument that, in terms of supporter culture and engagement, Liverpool are the biggest club in the world.”
Liverpool are known the world over for being numbered among the most – if not the most – passionate, dedicated, and incredible fans in football.
It’s no wonder that, with our huge levels of support we’ve broken records and shown the world just how ‘unbearable’ we can be.
While Billy Hogan, the club’s managing director and chief commercial officer, claimed: “The last couple of weeks has shown Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“What is unique is the size and scale of the club, and the amount of interest that there is for Liverpool globally.”
Shout out to all the Liverpool fans in Plaza Mayor tonight in Madrid,I was pretty much the only Spurs fan (in my jersey)surrounded my hundreds of Liverpool fans and they were nothing but gentlemen the whole lot of them.Great fans, great night, great occasion #COYS #UCLfinal #LFC
— Danny D (@DannyDickin) June 1, 2019
Any Reds who were out in Madrid for the Champions League final would have seen tens of thousands of Liverpool fans supporting their team, singing at the top of the lungs in the fan zone before a ball was even kicked.
Not just that, but the way we interacted with Spurs fans out there completely vindicated our class.
Likewise, back on Merseyside, the trophy parade afterwards showed some absolutely unbelievable scenes as 750,000 Reds turned out en masse to give Jürgen Klopp’s European Champions a heroes’ welcome.
With a fervent support in the UK, plus passionate Reds around the globe, if we’re not the biggest club in the world by number of supporters we could well be the biggest in terms of fan culture.