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Liverpool, Spurs, Leeds Among Teams Most Sung About, According to Website

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Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2015

All publicity is good publicity, right?

The website FanChants.co.uk has carried out an unofficial study of its archive of more than 26,000 football songs to determine the most despised club in England.

While second-tier Leeds United lead the country as the subject of 117 unfavourable chants, Liverpool top the list of Premier League clubs.

With a half-century of anti-Reds songs floating about, Jurgen Klopp's side are the most yelled-about club in the top flight.

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That's 16 more than their bitter rivals Manchester United who, to be fair, contribute more than their fair share (12) to the catalogue of Liverpool-centric war cries.

The most common is the "sign on" variation of "You'll Never Walk Alone," which is sung by 15 clubs across the land.

Tottenham Hotspur supporters in the crowd during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

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Arsenal make up 25 of the 42 anti-Spurs songs, while Manchester City fans contribute 15 chants about their cross-town rivals United.

Spare a thought, too, for relegation-scrappers Sunderland, whose 35 songs makes them the fourth most disliked team in the Premier League.

Top Five Most Sung-About Premier League Teams (FanChants.co.uk)

  1. Liverpool (50)
  2. Tottenham Hotspur (42)
  3. Manchester City (39)
  4. Sunderland (35)
  5. Manchester United (34)

[Liverpool Echo]

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