YouTube has revealed that Liverpool FC’s comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final has been crowned the most watched video on YouTube for UK users in 2019.
A highlight reel of the game posted by BT Sport has attracted more than 9.8 million views globally since going live in May. Liverpool went into the 2nd leg of the semi-final trailing by 0-3, but won the game 4-0 at Anfield to advance to the final.
A video from YouTube make-up and beauty personality James Charles titled No More Lies , a response to fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook, ranked second place
Grime artist Stormzy took the top spot in the music-only category with the video to his track Vossi Bop. Sam Smith, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande also had videos among the most-viewed.
Roya Zeitoune, head of YouTube trending, EMEA, commented: “I think the standout feature of this year’s lists is variety. There’s a really interesting mix of established YouTube creators, such as Sidemen, James Charles and Hot Ones, as well as traditional media who are developing content that’s perfectly suited for the platform – for example, Sky Sports highlights packages edited specifically for YouTube or viral content from the likes of James Corden.”