One Direction's Liam and Danielle are amazed that The Avengers star Tom knows their pet

Liam Payne and his girlfriend Danielle Peazer are ecstatic that Tom Hiddleston mentioned their dog Loki in his speech at the MTV Movie Awards yesterday.

The couple named their pooch after Tom‘s character in The Avengers and were thrilled to hear that he got brought up when the British actor accepted the gong for Best Villain.

‘Ok so just got up to find that @twhiddleston mentioned me and my dog in his speech how amazing aha what a hero,’ Tweeted Liam, 19.

Danielle, 24, wrote: ‘Oh my god, me and @Real_Liam_Payne have just seen this! So amazing.’

Tom, 32, got a huge cheer from the crowd when he spoke about Liam and Danielle‘s mutt but earlier this year Loki became the subject of vile abuse from jealous One Direction fans.

Two trolls had a discussion about whether to kill Loki with a gun or a knife while others tried – and failed – to get the hashtag #dieloki trending.

A number of Directioners hit back in support of the hound and one set up a Twitter account for him, which Tom joked about last night.

Liam‘s dog Loki is unquestionably better looking, certainly better bred and probably better known,’ said Tom.

‘He’s probably got more Twitter followers than I do.’

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