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Liverpool beats rivals Man United to become the MOST popular Premier League club in the US

REVEALED: Liverpool snatches bitter rivals Man United’s crown to become the MOST popular Premier League club in the US… while Newcastle beat Tottenham into the ‘Big Six’ with American fans

  • Around three in five Premier League fans have a ‘favorable’ opinion of Liverpool
  • Manchester United had topped a poll in 2019 but is now second to its old rivals
  • 2022 champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal rounded out the top five 
  • Tottenham Hotspur missed out on sixth place to Saudi-owned Newcastle United 

Following its success in the domestic cups last season, Liverpool can now boast another accolade after topping US soccer fans’ list as the most popular Premier League club. 

Manchester United had long been the most popular club, not only in the UK and US but also the world, but the Reds have now snatched its crown. 

As the new season got underway last weekend, about three in five self-identified Premier League fans said they had either a ‘very favorable’ or ‘somewhat favorable’ opinion of Liverpool, according to Morning Consult’s survey. 

Liverpool beat rivals to be the most popular Premier League club among soccer fans in the US

Meanwhile, 21 percent – roughly 1 in 5 – of adults in the US had the same opinion, which was the highest of any club. 

United had topped a 2019 poll but Liverpool’s form in recent years has seen the side burst onto the scene. 

The Reds’ trophy-winning charge, led by manager Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah and Co, has seen them add a Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and FIFA Club World Cup to their cabinet. 

This blockbuster emergence could have contributed to Liverpool’s popularity among younger and newer audiences.   

Manchester United topped a poll in 2019 but the Reds have now snatched the crown

Manchester United topped a poll in 2019 but the Reds have now snatched the crown

Liverpool's trophy-winning charge led by Mohamed Salah (No 11) has boosted their popularity

Liverpool’s trophy-winning charge led by Mohamed Salah (No 11) has boosted their popularity

Despite being narrowly pipped by their bitter rivals in the US, United can take some consolation in the fact it still has second place nailed down with 60 percent of fans finding it ‘favorable’ or ‘somewhat favorable’.

Three other clubs in the league’s ‘Big Six’ – Manchester City (59 percent), Chelsea (57 percent) and then Arsenal (54 percent) – rounded out the top five. 

However, Tottenham finished up seventh behind Newcastle United with 44 percent of fans saying they have a favorable opinion of Spurs, 10 percent down from north London rivals Arsenal and narrowly beaten by the Magpies with 45 percent. 

City has dominated the top-flight in recent years, winning four Premier League titles in five years and, along with Chelsea and Arsenal, has sought to bolster their exposure stateside as the trio all embarked on preseason tours of the US this summer. 

Manchester City has dominated the league , winning four titles in the last five seasons

Manchester City has dominated the league , winning four titles in the last five seasons 

Chelsea was taken over by American businessman and co-owner of the LA Dodgers Todd Boehly earlier this year, which could also improve the west London club’s popularity over on the West coast. 

Brighton and Hove Albion, who was promoted to the English top-flight in 2017, came in as the least popular among Premier League fans with only 28 percent having a favorable opinion of the Seagulls. 

However, more recently promoted sides gained more favor. Roughly 1 in 3 Premier League fans had a favorable opinion of Fulham, who beat out fellow newcomers Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest. 

But Forest were the most popular of the trio among US adults with one in 10 having a favorable opinion of the team.

American businessman and LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly bought Chelsea this year

American businessman and LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly bought Chelsea this year

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