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Avery Dennison to supply 2019/20 Premier League names and numbers

What’s new for the upcoming 2019/20 season?  For starters – the Premier League patch is getting a bit of an upgrade with a slightly refreshed design and a change to printed vinyl which should help overall durability and wear.

Avery-Dennison took over as the official supplier for the Premier League patches for both on-pitch and fan wear and here at the shop we only stock the player-versions in our custom shop.

Here’s what they look like: 

 Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the new patch and what is now the old Premier League patch: 

Left: New 2019/20 Premier League patch
Right: Old 2018/19 Premier League patch

Here’s more on Avery Dennison and the new 19/20 Premier League patches:


Name: OLSC Charlotte
Nickname: The Charlotte Reds, LFCCLT

Matchday Meeting Point: We have grown to 3 locations. Our primary location in “Uptown” Charlotte and 2 satellite locations – one north & one south, to accommodate the large number of Reds in the Charlotte Region:Valhalla Pub and Eatery, 317 S Church St, Charlotte NC 28202 (Primary Home)Crafty Beer Guys,114 S Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 2807812th Man by Hooligans, 12206 Copper Way Suite 124, Charlotte, NC 28277

Contact: Our Current Executive Committee is comprised of  Carlos Quevedo – President, Levi Anthes – Vice President (until June 30th), Mike Binetti – VP Elect/ Treasurer, Nick Zvanut – Secretary Major Club Roles

Social handles: 
Instagram: @LFCCLT
Twitter: @LFCCLT

What they’re about:
“Are you a Red in North Carolina?” That one question posed on Facebook by Liverpool FC began the journey that would become OLSC Charlotte “The Charlotte Reds”.  People kept mentioning some place called Hooligans in a place called “The French Quarter” as THE place in Charlotte to go watch a match, and the rest is history. 

As of this writing, we have over 150 paid members and many more still that join us every week to cheer on our Mighty Reds. 

Memorable Moments: 
The most memorable moments for us have to be the 2 times the club has visited Charlotte. The fact we got to have so many Reds from around the world here on our city on top of being able to cheer on our team – what could be better?! This last visit was especially memorable for many reasons. Many of us got to meet and take pictures with Sami Hyypiä when they announced the match, one of our members, Jim Pederson (“Sir Jim”) gave Jurgen Klopp one of our scarves (to which Klopp gave one of his EPIC profane responses!), and we got to take a picture with the team in the stands! Then the Boss Night was so rocking the entire Epicentre was literally shaking! People still talk about how Liverpool fans were when the team was here

Match day Breakfast: 
Valhalla has a Warrior’s Omelette that is the perfect option for someone on a keto diet, but their English Breakfast, Swedish Hash and Berserker Breakfast are the top 3 choices for the majority of the match day crowd.

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
Until the Barca Return Leg, it was Dortmund at Anfield & it was no contest. The truth is there were more people present for Dortmund than there were Barca…at first. By the time Trent fed Dvok our 4th goal to send us to Madrid, Valhalla was packed & the place went nuts!!! However, in both instances, you had the scenes of grown men overcome with joy, tear rolling down their face, and strangers who had never paid attention to soccer/football before staring in awe finally realizing why we loved this sport AND this club so much. (I’m pretty sure we also had a dramatic spike in alcohol sales for the home pub, but that’s just based on anecdotal observation).

Written by LFC Charlotte.

Interested in finding out more about LFC Charlotte or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

Social handles: 
Instagram: @LFCCLT
Twitter: @LFCCLT

Jersey Presale FAQ

Q: When will my order ship?

A: All retailers aren’t allowed to ship product until the worldwide release date of May 9th.  All preorders will ship complete with any other products in the order on or around May 9th.

Q: Can I add patches?

A: Yes but with so much to play for this season and the supplier changing to a new company we are waiting to determine which patches will be used next season before adding them as an option.  Our in-house custom shop can always add name and numbers in addition to patches at a later date.  Our jerseys are the Premier League version of the jerseys and feature the Western Union (WU) patch on the left sleeve.  In the Champions League the jerseys will not feature the WU patch but it is unknown at this time if we will be able to stock the Champions League version of the jerseys.

Q: Tell me everything you know about lettering!

A: The same jerseys will be worn in in the Premier League and Champions League but the players name/number font choices will be different.  On the home jersey the lettering is white in both instances except for Becker’s keeper jersey which will have his name and number in gold.  As we do not know if we will have the CL-edition jersey it is also unknown at this time if we will have the gold lettering.  Keep an eye on social and our email list as if the gold lettering is available we will happily add it to your jersey even though with the WU-patch it will not technically be in full CL spec.

Q: Will you get more of the black/gold keepers jersey?

A: Yes!  We have more due in early September so if you want to reserve one just send us a tweet or email and we’ll write down your name and reach out when they are back in stock.

By The Numbers: Chelsea (H)

By The Numbers: Liverpool v Chelsea (H)

Who: Liverpool v Chelsea (H)
Where: Anfield Stadium
When: Sunday, 14 April, 11:30am ET
Where Can I Watch? NBCSports
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV Go (Radio/Audio/Stream)

Be Prepared By The Numbers:

 5: In their last five meetings, Liverpool has a record of 1-1-3 (W, L, D) against Chelsea, scoring 5 and conceding 5.

9: Virgil Van Dijk has started 9 games as Liverpool Captain. Liverpool have won all 9 of those games. Leader.

33: Liverpool have lost just one of their 33 Premier League games this season. Chelsea have lost 7.

37: Liverpool have not been beaten at Anfield in 37 Premier League home games. Fortress.

50: Mo Salah has scored 50 Premier League goals in 69 games for Liverpool. This makes Mo the quickest player to reach 50 goals in the clubs history.

35: Between them, Salah and Mané have scored 35 goals this season. No other Premier League partnership has more.

89: The two sides met earlier on in the season with the game ending 1-1. Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool with his late 89th minute screamer!

Liverpool Form: WDWWW

Chelsea Form: WDLWW

Official Liverpool Supporters Club Pittsburgh

Name: LFC Pittsburgh
Match day Meeting Point: Fredo’s Bar and Eatery 734 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Contact: The two best contacts are the Chairman and Co-Chairman:
Chairman: Jody “Loaf” Fleming
Co-Chairman: Aaron Colwes
Social handles:

What they’re about:
We were unofficially founded in 2012.  There were consistently 3 guys going to Piper’s Pub in Pittsburgh wearing LFC kits.  One day we all 3 approached each other and discussed how to get more organized.  Out of that impromptu meeting came the LFC Pittsburgh Facebook Page and Twitter.

As our numbers started to grow, we looked into the process of gaining OLSC status.  We were approved as an OLSC in 2014 and have grown exponentially since.  We outgrew Piper’s (which is a soccer pub for every fan, not a particular supporter’s bar) and wanted to guarantee the most numbers as possible, so we moved to our 2ndhome, Cain’s Saloon.

A few weeks ago we were approached about moving bars and were offered a deal that we couldn’t turn down.  As of March 3, 2019 Fredo’s Bar and Eatery is the Official Home of LFC Pittsburgh.

We currently have 200+ members, of which 50+ are Official LFC members also.  It is weird to think that this all started with 3 members meeting by chance.

Memorable Moments:
The best memory for our club has to be the UCL Final in 2018.  Even though we didn’t get our 6th, just having the pub packed with Reds and actually having to turn people away due to Fire Codes was an awesome experience.

Another awesome experience was sitting in The Big House and seeing Shaqiri score THAT goal against THAT team was great.  Even though it was a preseason match, seeing that stadium with that many LFC Supporters was something to take in.

Match day Breakfast:
Nothing beats a great Irish Boxty, washed down with an IPA.

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
The 2016 League Cup Final was an eye-opener for us as a club.  That was the first HUGE turnout that we had.  The pub was PACKED and when Coutinho equalized the place went crazy. We drank so much Carlsberg that day that we kicked all of the pub’s kegs and they had to go buy more.

Written by LFC Pittsburgh.

Interested in finding out more about LFC Pittsburgh or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

By The Numbers: Tottenham (H)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool v Tottenham (H)

Who:Liverpool v Tottenham (H)
Where: Anfield Stadium
When:Sunday, 31 March, 11:30am ET
Where Can I Watch?, NBC Sports Live
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspur this weekend at Anfield Stadium in a decisive Premier League clash in the title race.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

2: The last time the two sides met was on September 15that Wembley Stadium. Liverpool won the game 2-1 with goals from Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijnaldum.

3: From their last five Premier League fixtures, Liverpool have picked up 11 points with a record of 3-0-2 (W, L, D). Tottenham have picked up just four points with a record of (1-3-1). Spurs’ three losses came on the road.

11: Sadio Mané has now scored 11 goals in his last 11 games for Liverpool. In 2019 alone, Sadio has scored 9 times; the joint top in the Premier League alongside Sergio Aguero.

13: Liverpool have played at Anfield 15 times so far this season. We have won 13 of those games, and drew the other 2. Fortress. We have not lost at Anfield in the last 36 games.

14: Liverpool and Alisson Becker currently have the most clean sheets in the 18/19 Premier League season with 17. This is 8 more than Tottenham, who have just 9.

17: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Harry Kane all enter the game on Sunday with 17 Premier League goal. Sergio Aguero is the only player to have scored more times this season (18), who tops the standings in the race for the 18/19 Golden Boot.

76: After 31 games, Liverpool currently sit top of the table with 76 points. Liverpool concluded their 17/18 campaign with 75 points. Already, we have more points than last season, more wins than last season (+3), less draws (-5), less losses (-4) and a better goal difference (+6).

23-1-7: Liverpool’s record so far this season is 23-1-7 (W, L, D). No other team in the Premier League this season has been beat fewer times.










Name: OLSC Madison
Match day Meeting Point: Nomad World Pub [Madison], 418 E WILSON STREET MADISON, WI

What they’re about:
Formed unofficially back in 2013. Our once small group has now grown into a huge group of dedicated Reds (especially considering Madison’s size), that we were able to make it “official” this year. We’ve had a few different homes through the years but feel great about our awesome current pub, a dedicated soccer bar called Nomad (who we’re proud to say have one of Milner’s goals playing on repeat on their “futbol” homepage), located just off the main square that surrounds the Capitol Building in downtown Madison. We have a full board of 9 who drive Community Outreach, Fundraising, Media, and Events.

Memorable Moments:
We’ve had some ups and downs since we began. 13/14 was our first season together and we grew rapidly. Everything seemed perfect as we headed into the home stretch but it wasn’t to be… After Rodgers, Klopp has given us plenty to cheer about but our most memorable moments, biggest crowds for finals, have ultimately resulted in runners-up medals but the excitement and drama surrounding the journey to those finals has improved with each one and we hope this season doesn’t disappoint!

We’ve taken road trips, most recently meeting in Michigan, Ann Arbor, for the pre-season against United which was incredible, just under 110 thousand people, most of whom were Reds filling out the Big House! The Anfield Wrap and Boss Night were in Detroit too which made it a fabulous weekend to enjoy with fellow Reds across North America, and beyond.
A few members have been fortunate enough to make the pilgrimage to Anfield for a game or two and while they’re there they’ve been able to find our LFC Madison Forever Stone in the Shankly section outside the Main Stand.

Match day Breakfast:
Coffee, Pints, Mamosa Pitchers and Bloody Marys! Wisconsin do a bloody good bloody Mary! Food is also available… 🙂

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
For us, the Champions League Final was a huge turnout of fans, a capacity pub, filled wall to wall with Liverpool Supporters (I counted just 5 Madrid fans and some “neutrals”) plus countless stories of other bars around town being packed full of Reds as well so Mane’s goal nearly blew the windows out but the wind was well and truly knocked out of our sails come the full time whistle but there have been other huge days to remember. The City and Roma games last season were incredible, Allez Allez Allez rung out around the bar and that atmosphere has followed on into this season. I have never seen a bar go off quite like we went off after Origi scored at 90 +6 against Everton… that was just beyond words! Lastly, we had a really great time producing a number of videos for the club so that we could be featured in their new OLSC montage which was so cool to see up there on the official LFC site – even though they only used 2 seconds of our 8 hours of content!

Written by Bryn (OLSC Madison President).

Interested in finding out more about LFC Madison or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!



Official Liverpool Supporters Club Spotlight: LFC San Diego

Official Liverpool Supports Club (OLSC) Spotlight: San Diego

Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club San Diego
Match day Meeting Point: Princess Pub & Grille 1665 India St, in downtown San Diego.
Contact: Steven McGlynn (Founder & Head), Lisa Gaffney (Group Administrator), Jason Keckley (Social Media Manager), Tracy Rojas (Website Manager)

Twitter: @TheLFCSD
Facebook: THELFCSD
Instagram @TheLFCSD

What they’re about:
I’ve been told the best place to start is from the beginning. The group only originally existed because I didn’t want to watch matches alone.  Seems simple but I just enjoy watching matches with other people.  There was no bigger plan than that.  When I lived in San Jose we used to watch matches at O’Flaherty’s and Flames.  When I lived in San Antonio, TX I used to drive up every once in a while to Austin to watch with the group there at Cuatros and eventually Fado’s.  When I moved to San Diego from San Antonio in December 2013, there was no group but watching by myself wasn’t the same so I decided to start one myself. I met Justin Isaac at Shakespeare’s Pub which has been an incubator for most of the groups in town.  We went to different bars and talked to strangers to let them know who we were.  We stopped random people on the street wearing LFC gear and let them know to like our Page. We did the ground work to help start building a community.  Once I felt comfortable that we would have at least a dozen people show up, I reached out to Dave Evans at Princess Pub.  Both Dave and Gerry Kenny are Scousers so they were interested in seeing if we could get something going here.  He agreed to open on March 1st2014 for our first match.  13 people showed up that day and Liverpool Football Club won 3-0.  Success in my book at the time!  On March 30thLFC Los Angeles & LFC Orange County decided to help our cause and packed a bus with about 75 people to drive down and christen our new pub and our new group.  Liverpool Football Club beat Spurs 4-0 that day.  One of the best memories we have from that first season!

We ended up going 9-1-1 in the final 11 matches of that season. By the 11thmatch we had 100 people show up. Although we’ve had a few away matches watching with other groups at other Pubs, Princess Pub is home. Attendance had its ebbs and flows over the next couple of seasons.  But we kept pushing for it to be consistently well-attended.  Eventually we were able to build a group of core regulars and foster some great relationships.  The atmosphere now is 2ndto no other Pub I’ve been to. We now average 125 people per match.  For our biggest matches we are at capacity and they must manage the door.  If we were to win the league this year and I was given a free ticket to attend the last match against Wolves at Anfield I would turn it down in order to watch with the crew at Princess Pub.  There is just no where else I’d want to be.

Although we had humble beginnings as just a few people who wanted to get together early in the morning and watch football, we’ve become a lot more since.  We have raised money and donated to a dozen charitable causes in our community and in the Liverpool community.  It’s hard to count them all at this point.  We also helped put together holiday charity socials in our city or participated in the Southern California holiday socials to raise money.  We’ve hosted Alan Kennedy (who actually also attended a match day with us), Ronnie Whelan and Steve Heighway.  We also joined LA, Pasadena & OC in welcoming the 5 Times group to Los Angeles. We’ve gone on the road for three summers for the International Champions Cup friendlies in Chicago, Boston, NY, Charlotte, Ann Arbor, Pasadena, Santa Clara, Seattle, etc.  We won the worldwide Junior Membership Competition this season.  We do have a family-friendly atmosphere.


We became an “Official Supporters Club” at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season.  We were part of LFC California as an OLSC before that, but each of the groups grew big enough that we split into SD, LA, OC, Pasadena, etc.

It’s hard to say how many “members” we have since we never wanted to have an “Official Membership” to join.  We always felt that if you come down to the Pub, watch with us, drink with us, and sing with us, then you were one of us.  That was what the group is made for from the start.  There is 500+ members of our private Facebook group. We do not allow anyone who is not in San Diego to join the private Facebook group.  (There are exceptions for people from the early days of the group page before this policy existed, and for our sister groups like AZ, LA, Pasadena & OC who visit often or who we visit.)  I’ve taken a lot of guff for this philosophy & policy, but it was honestly one of the best decisions we’ve made about this Club.  Our group is one of the most positive I’ve seen.  There isn’t trash talking or anything getting out of control because knowing that you live in the same city as the other supporters and are going to see them on weekends to watch, drink and sing with, makes everything much more personal.

Memorable Moments:
Fourteen of us from LFCSD went over to Anfield February 2018 to watch Liverpool Football Club beat West Ham 4-1!  We sat in the KOP together and sang as loud and as long as we could.  We know the stigma of day trippers so we made sure to add to the atmosphere as much as we can.  We even learned a couple of songs we took back with us.  We were there for the entire weekend and hit every place we’ve ever heard about, or were directed to, from other supporters.  We did the stadium tour the following day.  It was more than we could have imagined.  We were interviewed by The Anfield Wrap on their Traveling KOP segment.  After the match we got on the Fan segment of Redmen TV and properly called Andy Robertson as MOM.  All of us being huge fans of both TAW and Redmen TV, this was a huge thrill for us.

Match Day Breakfast: 
Their Fish & Chips have won Best in San Diego. Once a year the Pub makes Scouse from scratch for International Scouse Day. But what WE know them for is the Pozole.  You wouldn’t think a Scouse Pub would be known for their Mexican soup, but it’s true.  I am too nervous to eat anything on match days.  So, the only time I eat is when we are up by 3 goals.  When this occurs there is a running joke about me getting my bacon, egg & cheese sandwich. No matter what you eat, it goes very well with a Carlsberg or San Diego’s own Merseyside Red.  We’ve brewed that beer with a few different Micro Brewers here in town just for our club.  But be aware if you are out here that they can’t serve booze until after 6:00am. Makes the first half of those 4:30am matches a bit nervy without a beer to calm you down!

No matter what you order, it will arrive promptly from a short blonde who might be the most important part of every match day. Her name is Liz Hagen and she gets up at the crack of dawn every week for the last 6 seasons to take care of our rowdy crew in the back room.

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
There’s been many incredible moments to be with this Supporters Club.  It’s too hard to pick the greatest, so I’ll give you one of the best most recent ones. Origi scoring off the crossbar in the 96thminute.  It’s the kind of tension over 90 min that makes the air thick inside the small confines of the Princess Pub.  But the release after that ball crosses the line was indescribable.  The roof nearly came off.  Glasses were smashed.  Chairs were broken.  Tables were danced on.  But maybe my favorite was that there was so many of us there an hour after the final whistle singing at the top of our lungs still.  Almost like we didn’t want that moment to end.



Written by Steven McGlynn (Founder & Head).

Interested in finding out more about LFC New Haven or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

Princess Pub & Grille
1665 India St, in downtown San Diego.

Twitter: @TheLFCSD
Facebook: THELFCSD
Instagram @TheLFCSD