Liverpool's comeback over Barcelona tops YouTube list of 2019's most watched videos in UK

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Liverpool’s 4-0 Champions League victory over Barcelona was the most popular video on YouTube for UK users in 2019, the platform has revealed.

One set of highlights of the game, which ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side reached the final stage of the competition, has attracted more than 9.8 million views globally since it was posted in May.

The footage - posted by BT Sport - topped the list of the video-sharing platform's top-trending content alongside other features including a feud between YouTubers and TV highlights from The Late Late Show with James Corden and Britain's Got Talent.

The Reds had been trailing by three goals from the first leg but two goals apiece from Divock Origi and game-changing half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum saw them progress to the final 4-3 on aggregate. They went on to lift the trophy for a sixth time after beating Tottenham 2-0.

Make-up and beauty YouTube personality James Charles came second with his No More Lies video, a response to fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook.

In the music-only category for the UK, British rapper Stormzy's music video for Vossi Bop takes the top spot, with Sam Smith, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande also among the highest-trending.

Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing's Dianne Buswell has been named the number one breakout creator, based on UK subscribers.

Roya Zeitoune, head of YouTube trending,Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "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."

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