Liverpool are the champions of Europe for the sixth time in the club’s illustrious history. The club faced off against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid in the finals of the Champions League on Saturday afternoon, and in a sluggish affair, the Reds came out on top with a 2-0 victory following an early goal on a penalty kick by Mohamed Salah and a late strike that sealed it by Divock Origi.
The match caught the attention of LeBron James, which isn’t a huge surprise, because the Los Angeles Lakers star has a minority ownership stake in the club. Still, with the NBA Finals having its second day off and James not having much else to do, he decided to post up near a television with his iPhone in hand and live tweet the match.
Before things kicked off, James wished the Reds well as they went for their first Champions League title since 2005.
He didn’t tweet in the first half, not even when Liverpool was awarded a penalty in the opening minute en route to Salah’s goal, but he did get back to posting as things were getting tight in the second half, clamoring for a second goal and praising the effort from goalkeeper Alisson.
Eventually, the second goal came via Origi, and James joined millions of Reds around the world in erupting with joy.
The final whistle blew shortly after, and James both celebrated and congratulated other Liverpool supporters.
He followed this up by retweeting a whole bunch of posts by the club celebrating the win. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a video of LeBron leading the James family in a chorus of “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” but with how Liverpool is set up to compete in England and in Europe going forward, perhaps that will come sometime in the coming years.