Category Archives: Summer Transfer Window

The 2015 Premier League Transfer Window Closes…and time for a Labor Day Sale!

Official-Liverpool-FC-Joe-Gomez-Jersey-Home-2015-2016With the slamming shut of the 2015 Premier League transfer window it’s been interesting to see the moves of incoming/departing players.  To be honest there haven’t been too many major moves this late in the window as most clubs did their business early.  LFC’s got some exciting talent settling in with Joe Gomez being the standout so far and James Milner already wearing the armband in place of injured Captain Jordan Henderson.

To celebrate the start of the season we’re going to be having a Labor Day Sale!  Use code ‘LaborDay’ to save 10% off your entire order.  Use it to buy a new jersey or perhaps something from our new fall apparel collection?  The code expires September 7th and is good towards new purchases only.  Enjoy Reds fans!

Balotelli Has Arrived As Rodgers 9th Signing

Super Mario is officially with Liverpool. After a £16million transfer… welcome to the club… number 45. Mario Balotelli.

“This transfer represents outstanding value for the club and I think we have done a really smart piece of business here,” said Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on BBC Sport.

Liverpool could have used him on the pitch instead of the stands after their 3-1 loss to reigning champions Manchester City, but Balotelli’s arrival at LFC still has the club buzzing with optimism going into this season’s campaign.

“I’m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake,” Balotelli said in an LFC statement. “I wanted to go to Italy, but I realized it was a mistake.”

Balotelli received a hero’s welcome when he arrived with the squad.

I didn’t expect it because I’ve always been playing against Liverpool,” Balotelli explained. “Whenever I played against Liverpool, the fans weren’t nice with me but that’s normal – it’s football! Now that I play for Liverpool, I can see the expectation in people. They’re very happy and that makes me very happy at the same time.”

Have you welcomed Mario Balotelli to Liverpool yet? Hit him up on Twitter at @FinallyMario

Do you think Balotelli gives Liverpool enough depth and attacking options for the league and Champions League campaigns? Has Super Mario gotten LFC over the tipping point? Let us know. Post your answers on social media, tag @anfieldshop & @anfieldshopblog and use the #AnfieldShop to engage with us online.

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What LFC Learned Versus Southampton

One thing that Daniel Sturridge’s match winner against Southampton in the 79th at Anfield is that Liverpool needs another striker before the transfer window closes. You have to give it up to Sturridge, who has scored 36 goals in 50 appearances for his side. However, if it was not for the 88th minute brilliant save by Simon Miglonet with Morgan Schneiderlin’s shot on target, LFC fans would be worrying about this a lot more. Maybe everyone at Anfield was worried too. I may have been the television at 5:30AM in California, but it was the quietest I remember hearing the Kop. That was echoed by the Southampton fans chanting, “Is this a library… Is this a library… Is this a library…”

Liverpool fans need to have confidence that their squad is intimidating to not just the league, but Europe as well. If they can’t shake the nerves of Southampton, how do you think they will fare against Real Madrid, or if fate is in the cards… Barcelona. The addition of Rickie Lambert was a solid move to shore up the attack, but not a solution to losing the goal power of the guy who went to Barcelona. The extra competition and level of play expected from the squad with European Champions League football this season means adding ferocity to the attack, is priority number one before the window closes on September 1st.

Jordan Henderson’s curling through ball for Raheem Sterling’s goal was a thing of beauty. Sterling has mighty big shoes to fill if he is to fill the other shoe to Sutrridge’s SAS. So who would you like to see here at Anfield? Samuel Eto’o, Radamel Falcao, Marco Reus… but an interesting late transfer is on the horizon with Mario “Why always me?” Balotelli. One thing is for certain, Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want a repeat of missed chances in this transfer window. He has stated his intention on bringing in another striker. Only he and his tight circle knows who might arrive to help boost LFC’s campaign in not only the European Champions League, but get the monkey of Liverpool’s back and bring the title back to Anfield.

Liverpool fans, we at the Anfield Shop wants to know what you think? Which of these players are your hopeful signing before September? Are there any other strikers out there that you would rather see? Enage with us. Post your photos on social media, tag @anfieldshop and use the #AnfieldShop to engage with us online.

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Seven Short Days!!!

It is only SEVEN short days until Liverpool FC takes the safety off and starts off the new season under King Kenny Dalglish.

In honor of the last seven days before our first game against Sunderland, we will pay tribute to our current number seven: Luis Alberto Suarez

Mighty Reds fans only had about a half season with “El Pistolero.” Now we get to see what he can do during a full season, and some summer transfers that were brought in can only help extrapolate his immense footballing talents.

Suarez

Enjoy nearly 3 minutes of some Suarez appreciation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Df1SMNqQk

Here’s to hoping that the greatest number seven ever to wear a Reds kit can deploy Luis en route to player of the year honors!

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Meet the Newest Reds

With the exception of the team that plays at Old Trafford, Liverpool FC has been seemingly been the most active Premier League team in the transfer window. We already met Jordan Henderson in an earlier blog, let’s meet all our additions since then.

Charlie Adam:
CharlieCharlie Adam has long been a LFC transfer target, a heavily rumored addition in the past January transfer window and beyond. The Blackpool captain could not save the Tangerines from relegation this past campaign with Blackpool only amassing 39 points and finishing 19th on the league table.

Blackpool being relegated was not Charlie Adam’s doing. Adam was tied for the clubs lead in goals in all competitions with 12 coming in the premiership and 1 coming in cup play. Here is the AnfieldShop.com Adam bio in short

Full name: Charles Graham Adam
Nationality : Scottish
DOB: December 10th 1985
Previous club: Blackpool
Position: Midfielder, Set piece taker, penalty kick guru
Possible Liverpool FC role: Distributing midfielder possible missing Xabi Alonso link? Option 1-b set piece taker if Gerrard is not on the field.
Expected number of starts: 35+
Goal outlook: 10-12
Who does he replace in the current starting 11: Meireles? Lucas? Spearing? Too early to tell, but he probably has his starting place on lock at the start of the year

Stewart Downing:
Stewart

Stewart Downing is the second Aston Villa winger to leave Villa Park with Ashley Young joining United earlier in the current transfer window. Stewart had long been a necessary addition for LFC. King Kenny desperately has needed improved wing play to stretch the field and improved crosses to the box, and Stewart brings that dimension to the field.

Aston Villa had a roller coaster season falling close to the relegation zone, and then putting all fears to rest with a run of good form with a couple of months of play left. Here is the AnfieldShop.com bio:

Full name: Stewart Downing (Middle name is unknown?)
Nationality: English
DOB: July 22, 1984
Previous club: Aston Villa
Position: Left Winger, but capable of playing right
Possible Liverpool FC Role: Immediately improves wing play. Primary supplier to Carroll and Suarez
Expected number of starts: 35+
Goal forecast: 5-8
Who does he replace in the current starting 11: Maxi Rodgriguez? Dirk Kuyt? I think if he replaces Kuyt we can move him to his natural striking position.

Alexander Doni
Doni

Alexander Doni fills a need that current Liverpool goalies that are not Pepe Reina fulfill. A quality backup option with first team experience.

Reds fans may not be entirely familiar with Alexander Doni, but if fate deals us a cruel injury blow, Doni will be able to hold down the fort while Pepe recovers. He was the first team choice for Brazil in the 2007 Copa America and lead them to winning the tournament. AnfieldShop.com bio:

Full name: Donieber Alexander Marangon
Nationality: Brazilian
DOB: October 22, 1979
Previous club: Roma
Position: Goalkeeper
Expected number of starts: Less than five
Goal forecast: Nil
Who does he replace in the starting 11: Nobody. Maybe gives Reina a rest a few times this year, but the less we see of him, the better.

Credit to premierleague.com lfc.tv wikipedia.org for contributing.

What else do the boys from Merseyside still need? A center/left back? A backup striking option? In all likelihood deals for all these positions and more are probably in the works. Who do you prefer?
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Gird Your Loins!

The summer transfer window is now wide open, and the craziness ensues. Liverpool FC has been linked to everyone and anyone who has scored a goal or completed a pass at any level of competition.

How do you prepare for the potential transactions?

Do you see a name linked with LFC and instantly scour the Wikipedia, and YouTube for information and highlights? Or do you sit back and wait for official press releases from the club themselves when there is actual pen to paper? Or maybe somewhere in between?

Hopefully the first day of the transfer window brings good news! Can we start next season yet? PLEASE?!?!

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