Liverpool have the most supporters in the Republic of Ireland out of every Premier League club, according to the latest data from Adaptive & Co.
The research used Facebook and Instagram interactions to measure the interest in English football teams and they came up with a top ten list:
- Liverpool – 443,500
- Manchester United – 441,000
- Chelsea – 254,100
- Arsenal – 246,400
- Manchester City – 209,600
- Tottenham Hotspur – 150,700
- Everton – 142,600
- Leicester City- 133,800
- Aston Villa – 128,500
- Newcastle United – 113,400
It is not a great surprise that the Reds have come out on top. Liverpool has a long history of being home to Irish immigrants and the connection between the city and the country is very strong.
It is, though, interesting to see that Everton are only seventh on the list, but their performances in the Premier League era have been particularly poor so new generations of Irish fans have gravitated to more successful teams, such as Chelsea and Manchester City.
Manchester United have also been very well supported historically in Ireland and the fact they are a narrow second isn’t a shock either.