Tom Hanks cheers on Aston Villa at ground

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Tom Hanks wore the club's colours as he watched their progress [PA]
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Hollywood star Tom Hanks was at Aston Villa for his team's final home game of the season.

The Oscar-winning actor wore the club's claret and blue colours as he watched his team come from behind to draw 3-3 with Liverpool.

Ahead of the match, in a video posted on the club's social media he said he was looking forward to the penultimate match of the season.

"I'm an adopted fan but I love the team as though they're my own," Hanks has previously said.

"Good news on the horizon, lets hope so. Up the Villa! Forever Villa," he said before the game against Liverpool kicked off.

He could be seen cheering them on when Villa equalised in the 88th minute.

Hanks decided to support Aston Villa when he spotted their name in a list of results and thought it sounded "like a place you'd go on holiday in the summertime".

Meanwhile, Aston Villa's manager Jurgen Klopp returned to Villa Park for the final time as manager of Liverpool.

Hanks' visit comes as US stars have had a larger presence at British football games in recent years.

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took full ownership of Welsh club Wrexham AFC in February 2021 and NFL star Tom Brady invested in Villa's neighbours Birmingham City.

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