Proof of how seriously footballers take Twitter (and any competition) came on Liverpool’s plane ride out to Asia for their summer tour.
Charlie Adam, speaking to LFC TV, described why he enjoys using the micro-blogging website and then set out a challenge for himself to beat Liverpool team mates Luis Suarez and Glen Johnson in the number of Twitter followers.
For the record, at the time of writing this blog post, Adam is currently on 137,396 followers, Luis Suarez has 186,641 but it is surprisingly Glen Johnson that leads the way with 219,925. Which surely indicates that Twitter is not as popular in Uruguay as it is in the UK.
Johnson even has more Twitter followers than Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish (175,179) as well as principal owner of the Merseyside giants John W. Henry (126, 223).
In truth, there are a whole lot of factors that can bring more followers on Twitter but it is intriguing to see so many footballers active on the social network.
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