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Wayne’s World star Mike Myers renews his love for Liverpool FC

Mike Myers visits Anfield, courtesy Liverpool FC

Wayne’s World and Austin Powers star Mike Myers has declared his love for his ancestral Liverpool home during promotion of his latest film, the David O Russell-directed comedy Amsterdam.

The film, which releases in UK cinemas on October 7, sees the titular Dutch capital standing in as a form of utopian paradise where its key characters find peace. During Sunday night’s international press conference the cast were asked where their own personal ‘Amsterdam’ could be found.

Myers said: “My Amsterdam is where Liverpool Football Club plays, Anfield. To me, time stops watching Liverpool. It just connects to all things for my child and it’s just pure happiness.”

Canadian Myers, whose parents are originally from the North West city, went on to describe his parents’ experiences during the Liverpool Blitz, noting that his mother “wished it had never happened.”

His character in the film is based on the historic Liverpool businessman, Edgar Chance, who was expelled from the Bird Society of England for stealing eggs and also directed the 1922 Pathe film The Cuckoo’s Secret.

It’s not the first time Myers has spoken of his love of his ancestral home. In 2013 he described Liverpool as his “home” when invited as guest of honour to watch Liverpool thump Fulham 4-0 at home in November’s Premier League fixture. Despite his team’s impressive form against London’s perennial yo-yo team, Liverpool would go on to finish in second place that season as Manuel Pelligrini’s Manchester City took the title with 86 points.

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