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Miami Heat star James 'humbled' to be involved with Liverpool

NBA superstar LeBron James says watching Premier League giants Liverpool is an 'unbelievable experience'.

The Miami Heat forward recently became a minor shareholder of the Merseyside club and after making his first visit to Anfield in October to meet the coaching staff and players, was completely taken aback by it all.

James was on hand to watch Liverpool draw 1-1 with Manchester United on October 15 and told The Guardian that is a very memorable sporting event in his life and spoke of how humbled he was to be in attendance.

"That came from the simple fact of how passionate and loyal those fans are. But to walk through the facility the day before - to see all the history and achievements was very powerful," he said.

"Liverpool have won 19 league championships [in fact, they have won 18] and it meant a lot to read about King Kenny and Steven Gerrard - a hometown kid who now captains the team.

"And then to be at Anfield and see 40,000 fans screaming at the top of their lungs, the whole game, was an unbelievable experience for me."

He added: "Liverpool are definitely one of those clubs. They really are like Man U - and the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. There are some teams and logos you see, no matter where you are in the world, and you know exactly who they are and what they mean. I see Liverpool in that group.

"It [the Premier League title] definitely gives me another incentive to be part of that team. They're striving to be a champion and I'm striving to do the same. It would be great if we could do it in the same year."

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