NBA legend LeBron James' Liverpool stake now worth astonishing £25m after they reach Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp's side held their nerve to see off Roma in the Stadio Olimpico and book a final against Real Madrid.

Cleveland Cavaliers icon James, 32, paid £4.8m for a two per cent stake in the Reds in 2011.

That means he has made more than £20m profit in seven years.

James got the stake in the Anfield club when his marketing firm LRMR signed a partnership with Fenway Sports Partners, run by Kop chiefs Tom Werner and John Henry.

ESPN report Liverpool could now be sold for £1.2billion.

A spot in the Champions League final – the biggest club game in world football – will earn the Reds an extra £73.5m.

James is already one of the world's highest earning athletes and was ranked second in the world – behind Cristiano Ronaldo – by Forbes last year.

SIXTH SENSE Liverpool truly are England's Champions League kings

His salary with the Cavs pockets him £22.8m a year and Forbes estimate he made £63.6m last year alone.

James has a lifetime deal with Nike which could net him more than £735m.

He also owns a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, with his business partner, Maverick Carter.

Former Miami Heat star James has also been involved with David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise as well a partnership with Beats by Dre headphones, a tech company in Silicon Valley and a pizza start-up.

He is currently busy in the NBA play-offs with the Cavs.

They hold a 1-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series.

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