We ask the people of Liverpool: Who’s your sporting hero of 2021?

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2021. But was she a well deserved winner?

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2021.

The 19-year-old, who began her rise to greatness in Liverpool, beat off competition from the likes of Olympic gold medallists Tom Daley and Adam Peaty to be awarded the honour.

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We hit the streets of Liverpool to hear who your personal favourite sporting star of the year is, and why?

“Charles Oliveira because he’s had a redemption arc“

Boris tells us who his sporting star of the year is

Boris from Toxteth said: "UFC fighter Charles Oliveira because he's had a redemption arc, he was up and down. It’s been a rollercoaster of a career then he's brought it all back at the end."

“Raducanu’s worked very hard to beat a lot of professionals“

Frances tells us who her sporting star of the year is

Frances from Childwall said she thinks Raducanu is a deserved winner: “She’s worked very hard to beat a lot of professionals. She’s up and coming. All the others have had their day, had their fame.”

“Jurgen Klopp“

John tells us who his sporting star of the year is

John from Waterloo said: "Jurgen Klopp because of the fantastic job he's done with Liverpool FC. He’s taken them to a whole new level and long may it continue."