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WWE star Sheamus admits being Liverpool mad!

WWE star Sheamus admits he had a thrill of a lifetime being given a tour of Liverpool's Anfield stadium this week.

Sheamus and Ted DiBiase Jr took time out of their preparations for tonight's event to take in a stadium and museum tour.

Both the competitors are fanatical football fans - but for Sheamus the experience held extra significance due an allegiance to LFC he's held since growing up in Dublin.

"It's been brilliant - I've felt like a little kid walking around," he beamed when chatting to Liverpoolfc.tv. "I've just been in the museum and been around the whole stadium. Liverpool are the football club I've supported ever since I was a kid.

"I've always loved them. They had four great Irish players - Whelan, Houghton, Staunton and Aldridge. I particularly loved Ronnie Whelan, I thought he was a great player.

"My uncle was a big Liverpool fan and he'd always come over to our house and bring me video tapes. I remember picking up the official history of Liverpool FC video, which ran from the very beginning until just after we won the double (in 1986). I must have watched that tape about twice a day - it was great.

"It gave me great inspiration and I fell in love with the history of the club and everything about it - and the rest is history.

"That's what I was drawn towards and in the school playground I'd be pretending to be my favourite player. It's really special for me to be here."

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