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In many ways, Jamie Webster has already realised the ambition he had when he was a kid watching Liverpool.

He’s played alongside boyhood hero Jamie ­Carragher, for a start.

And Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

He’s also performed in front of 60,000 fans at a Champions League final fan park event to showcase a talent that even Jurgen Klopp ­appreciates.

But after spending the last two years entertaining Liverpool supporters around the world by strumming his guitar and adapting ­smash-hit pop songs to celebrate the skills of Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk, the Scouser now wants to follow in the ­footsteps of rock idols rather than Kop idols.



Jamie Webster has performed with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker

Idols such as Bob Dylan, Liam Gallagher and Paul Weller.

Webster, 26, has started to ­extend his fan base beyond the confines of the Anfield faithful by releasing ­self-penned tracks such as Living for Yesterday and Weekend in Paradise.

And the reaction from ­fellow Liverpool fans, ­including Cast frontman John Power and The Farm’s Peter Hooton, suggests he won’t be going back to work as an electrician.

This should be a time for celebration – and there’s no doubt that Webster is living his dream in full HD.

But he said: “I’ve waited all my life to see Liverpool win the league – and I thought nothing was going to stop us.

“Beating this virus must be everyone’s priority – but, at the same time, you can’t stop loving what you love and millions love football.

“Football fans invest so much in their team. It’s been a massive part of my life – and it will be again.

“I’m confident we’ll see Jordan Henderson lift the trophy – whether that’s sooner or later.



Webster sang at a Liverpool fan park ahead of last season’s Champions League final

“But I do think that when it comes it will be more about relief than joy – and that is a shame because being a football fan is about celebrating the wins with your mates and ­drowning your sorrows when you lose.

“This will be the title win that takes place in an empty stadium and in empty city streets. And that’s sad.”

Webster had gigs lined up from Ireland to Mauritius to Australia to celebrate a ­triumph that could only be halted by a global pandemic.

It all started when a trip to Porto inspired him to compose Allez, Allez, Allez, an Anfield anthem that became a soundtrack to last season’s Champions League triumph.



Jurgen Klopp invited Webster for a drink after Liverpool’s Champions League triumph

Carragher joined him on stage at one gig and there’s been a duet with ­Alisson. But, after playing in front of a packed fan park in ­Madrid last May, Webster knew he’d really made it when Klopp invited him for a beer to celebrate the 2-0 win over Tottenham.

“To quote Liam Gallagher, that day was biblical,” he said. “It’s been great to meet most of the players because they’re all down-to-earth lads. But I’m still a bit starstruck with Jurgen.”

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He added: “I’d describe my music as a document of my working-class life – the struggles, the escapes and the joys. I’ve got things to say about growing up in ­northern England – and it certainly isn’t exclusive to Liverpool Football Club.

“The reaction I’ve had so far has all been positive – even Everton and United fans have been in touch to say they’re really into it.”

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