Austin Powers star: 'I love Liverpool's attacking style'

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Hollywood star Mike Myers has explained why he loves Liverpool Football Club.

Legendary comedy star Myers, who was the man behind the likes of the Austin Powers series and Wayne's World, is a known supporter of the Reds and was spotted cheering them on in New York against Manchester City on Thursday.

Sitting alongside Reds legend Robbie Fowler and fellow actor Daniel Craig, the Candian, who also voiced the lead character of Disney's Shrek, talked up just why he follows the five-time European Cup winners to the club's official website.

He said: "Liverpool is an attacking club, and a lot of my American fans had criticism during the World Cup because teams didn't want to commit.

"But what I love about Liverpool, traditionally, is how we move the ball about, how we attack, attack, attack and being on the opposition when we don't have the ball."

A carefree attitude was ultimately the gift and the curse the Reds supporters last season.

Brendan Rodgers' side plundered a jaw-dropping 101 goals, with Luis Suarez (31) and Daniel Sturridge (21) finishing first and second of the Premier League's top scorers' chart.

However, their attacking instincts also led to a defence being continually exposed and the Reds threw away a three-goal lead against Crystal Palace with 11 minutes to go to all but end their title hopes in the penultimate game of the campaign back in May.

Rodgers has tried to address the susceptible defence with the £20 million arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton, but Liverpool will have to try and end their 25-year wait for a league title without the talents of Suarez next term.

The PFA and FWA Player of the Year moved to Barcelona in a blockbusting £75 million deal last month.

Myers was in attendance in New York as the Reds played out a 2-2 draw with City before eventually beating their Premier League rivals in a penalty shootout of the International Champions Cup.

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