LeBron James shows his support for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool on Social Media.
Lebron James is a minority stake holder in Liverpool
Four NBA Most Valuable Player awards, three NBA Finals MVP awards and two Olympic Gold Medals winner LeBron Raymone James is also a huge Liverpool fan. On a high after a historic win in the NBA 2016 playoffs for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors, the six feet eight-inch American basketball star has now turned his eye towards football and endorsed Premier League side Liverpool, when they fly out to America to play in a pre-season match against Roma on August 2nd.
With the preseason games in the United States coming close, Jurgen Klopp will need to see the shape of his Liverpool squad ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League Championship. Klopp and the Liverpool team will cross the Atlantic next week, where the Reds will take on Chelsea in Pasadena and AC Milan in Santa Clara as part of the International Champions Cup series. There’s also a date with AS Roma in St. Louis before Liverpool heads back to the United Kingdom to take on Barcelona.
LeBron is a long-time Reds fan and secured a minority share in the club in 2011 and also visited Anfield the same year when he watched a 1-1 draw with Manchester United. At this point, he told his 2.8 Million twitter followers that it had been “one of the single best experiences of my life”.
Basketball star Lebron James posted this message to boss Jurgen Klopp on his Facebook page. “S/o to Coach Klopp and the Reds. Excited to hear you boys are heading out to the West Coast!! If you need a walk on, I got your back #YNWA #LFC” along with an attached picture of the Liverpool Jersey with his name.
Dejan Lovren the current holder of the No 6 Liverpool jersey responded to the basketball star on Instagram where he said ”If LeBron wants the number I don't mind, he is the king.”
James could definitely add some extra muscle to Liverpool’s hectic pre-season schedule. Being taller and heavier than most of the Liverpool’s defenders, it would be quite exciting if he could transfer his skills from his hands to his feet.
Liverpool have started their pre-season matches with a win over Tranmere Rovers courtesy of a well-taken goal from Danny Ings. The Reds travel to Highbury to take on Fleetwood in the next game and Klopp will be hoping to build on the positive start his side has.