Liverpool has a new (and rather powerful) supporter in Millie Bobby Brown as the star of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” took to social media to show off her new kit and share her allegiance to the Reds.
Brown assumes the role of “Eleven,” a young girl who develops strong mental powers after being forced to undergo psychological treatments in a mysterious lab.
The series pays homage to horror movies from the ’80s and while Eleven is a shy and timid character, Brown’s bubbly charm and acting ability has made her an overnight star.
The British actress, aged 12, says her love of Liverpool is a family affair.
“When I was younger, my dad got me a whole Liverpool kit. My brother is a massive fan and it’s kind of like a legacy,” Brown told Liverpool’s official website. “I didn’t really have a choice! Now I watch them and I love Liverpool. I watch the games. My brother is 19 and is the biggest fan, he supports obsessively!”
While she sports the number of her character’s name on the back of her shirt, Brown says her favourite player is actually Liverpool’s No. 10, Philippe Coutinho … a rather tough break for the Reds’ No. 11, Roberto Firmino.
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) September 26, 2016