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Official Liverpool Supporters Club Spotlight: LFC Edmonton

Official Liverpool Supports Club (OLSC) Spotlight: LFC Edmonton

Name: Official LFC Supporters Club Edmonton
Nickname: “Edmonton Reds”
Match day Meeting Point: Urban Tavern, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta, 11606 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2
Contact: We have a board of five who have developed the Club over the last 12 months (Craig Schofield, Danny Greenwood, Joanne Healey, Paul Bevan and myself James R Johnston), who are excited at what the future holds! Probably the best way to contact us is via our social media handles, all the group events are posted on the Facebook page and we have a healthy amount of debate and discussion on our page daily! We are working on a Club website which will really add more depth to our club as the years pass.
Facebook – LFCedmonton
Twitter: @edmontonreds
Instagram: @lfcedmonton

What they’re about:
The Club started a few years ago as a Facebook group for Liverpool supporters to connect and watch matches together. Originally founded by Danny as a way to connect fans in the city, it has certainly taken on a whole new life in the past 12 months. The numbers were steadily growing over the previous years. The run to the Champions League final last season really energized the fan base and that, coupled with an enthusiastic and concerted effort from all and sundry, helped to grow the group into the Club we know today. Over the summer of 2018 the board worked on the application to become official which was achieved in time for the kick-off of the current season.

We now have approx. 70 paid up members and another 300 or so who have joined our Facebook group. We are averaging between 60-100 per game on weekends and usually around half that during midweek games. We have certainly come a long way in a short space of time.

As a Club we routinely raise donations for local charities such as the Edmonton Food Bank and are partnered up with Boyle Street, a charity that provides services to the homeless here in Edmonton. We are still in our first year as an OLSC but we have made some great strides and aim to continue to work hard to grow our charitable contributions. We also have started to work with the Jamie Carragher charity back home called the 23 Foundation. We are going to be raffling off some items later in the season with a split of the proceeds going directly to that charity. The 23 foundation has some wonderful signed items for sale on their website and I highly recommend you check it out if you can, with the proceeds going to a great cause.

As for our game day location Urban Tavern is so much more than a place to watch matches together. They are really great partners for the Club and have helped us to grow and create a wonderful atmosphere on game days. They have been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend you check them out if you are ever in our fair city. For instance, we have some great match day routines such as the hanging of our many flags and we recently started playing LFC music over the speaker system before, at half time and after the games to build a great Kop choir here in Edmonton!The social aspect of our Club is something we are growing as well, and we had a successful summer BBQ that we hope to make an annual event! Upcoming events include an LFC movie night and a quiz to be hosted by our very own quizmaster Danny! This Club has been a great way to bring folks together from many diverse backgrounds, folks who all share a clear passion and love for the Reds.
Memorable Moments:
There have been some great moments for the Club over the last 12 months or so. Becoming official in the summer, after a lot of work to comply with the application process, was a great moment and really legitimized all of our efforts. We are joining great company here in North America and it means a lot to our members to have an official connection with such a great institution as LFC.

Match day Breakfast:
The folks at Urban Tavern always have a great selection of items on offer for breakfast/ brunch during the games. I am partial to the Bacon, Eggs and Sausage but there is a great offering including items such as Eggs Benedict, the Chorizo Skillet or the Canadian delicacy Brunch Poutine! And for many of us including myself we partake in a few pints of “breakfast” Guinness! The Tavern also has a great Beer Wall where you can serve yourself and that has also proved very popular with our members! Bearing in mind that many of these games are 8am kick offs and folks have to clear snow to get here it makes a massive difference knowing the Urban Tavern will look after us!

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
From a purely footballing perspective there have been a few great moments this season already. For instance, the atmosphere after the Sturridge last minute equalizer against Chelsea, or the Firmino winner against PSG would be standouts in any other season. But the whole pub exploded when big Origi popped up at the death to score against Everton earlier this season! That was simply unreal, and more than a few pints were spilled that morning in the celebrations. The fact that some Everton fans had come to watch it with us made it all the sweeter and their goading was silenced instantly!

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!

Urban Tavern 
Urban Tavern, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta, 11606 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2

Facebook – LFCedmonton
Twitter: @edmontonreds
Instagram: @lfcedmonton

By The Numbers: Crystal Palace (H)

Who:Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Where: Anfield Stadium
When:Saturday, 19thJanuary, 10:00am ET
Where Can I Watch?,
NBC Sports Live
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool will look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table this weekend as they take on Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0: Jürgen Klopp has NEVER lost back-to-back Premier League games. EVER.

1: Mohamed Salah is joint 1stin the Premier League for goals scored (14) this season. He is also fourth in the Premier League for assists with 7.

4: Since losing to Tottenham in 2017, Liverpool have lost just 4 of the 51 Premier League games since.

7: In their last seven encounters with Crystal Palace, Liverpool hold a record of 7-1-0 (W,L,D). The last defeat for the Reds came back in 2017 at Anfield. A 2-1 defeat with two goals from ex-Liverpool player Christian Benteke.

9: In the 1989/90 season, Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 9-0 with eight different scorers. This was back when King Kenny and his team where running riot and brushing teams aside.

10: Liverpool have conceded just 10 goals so far this season. This is the best record in all of Europe’s top leagues this season.

13: Liverpool have also had the most clean sheets (13) in all of Europe’s top leagues this season too. What else!!

50: The 1-0 win last weekend against Brighton & Hove Albion was Jürgen Klopp’s 50thclean sheet in the Premier League. Virgil Van Dijk has been present for 20 of them.

1938: The first meeting between the two sides took place in 1938 in an FA cup 3rdround tie. The game ended 0-0.



Official Liverpool Supporters Club Spotlight: LFC New Haven

Official Liverpool Supports Club (OLSC) Spotlight: LFC New Haven

Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club New Haven
Matchday Meeting Point: We are currently at Christy’s Irish Pub, but our official pub is The Trinity Bar and Restaurant (157 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510)
Contact: Andrew Shetty (Member of the Board)
Twitter – @lfcnewhaven
Facebook – LFC New Haven
Instagram – @lfcnewhaven

What they’re about
“LFC supporters all around CT began meeting in New Haven at a pub Anna Liffey’s since the early 2000’s. We decided to organize and form a supporters group around 2012. We were able to gain some traction and were recognized by Liverpool FC as an OLSC in 2014. In 2014 we migrated to The Trinity Bar which became the official home of OLSC New Haven. After growing our presence/membership at Trinity for a few seasons they (The Trinity Bar) experienced a fire in September 2017 which forced them to close their doors to rebuild. While we continue to wait for Trinity to open, we’ve been watching matches at Christy’s Irish Pub. Halfway through this 18/19 season, we are at 70 paid members for our OLSC”.

Memorable Moments 
“Two of our member went to Rome for the CL semifinal away. One of them threw our LFC New Haven scarf at Dejan Lovren who held it up at full time in front of all the cameras.

When we played in the Champions League final in 17/18 against Real Madrid, we had filled Christys at capacity 30 minutes before kick-off and another bar that offered to take spill over hit capacity as well.

A group of nine OLSC New Haven members recently traveled to Anfield for the Manchester United match on 12/16/18 when the Reds won 3-1. It was an incredible atmosphere with the group all sitting together in The Kop. We went to the original supporters group before and after the match as well”.

Match day Breakfast
“At Trinity, the two most popular breakfast dishes are the Kitchen Sink and the chorizo and hash. Paired well with the best Guinness in town or a Bloody Mary made with Swamp Yankee mix by one of our founding members!”

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club
“The most recent was the match against Arsenal where we watched at Christy’s which is an Arsenal pub. They scored the first goal in which we responded with five unanswered. We packed the place and all their supporters were silent”.


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!

Christys Irish Bar
Address: 261 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510

Twitter – @lfcnewhaven
Facebook – LFC New Haven
Instagram – @lfcnewhaven

By The Numbers: 2018

Records broken, history made, players signed and goals have been scored. Here’s how 2018 has been for Liverpool:

1: Champions League Final. Mixed emotions, but a great ride with memorable performances, great goals and new Liverpool songs. Allez Allez Allez.

2: If the Premier League ran for the calendar year of 2018, Liverpool would be in 2nd place behind Manchester City. Joint on 88 points, with City edging Liverpool on goal difference.

5: Liverpool added 5 world class proven players to their roster. Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Shaqiri and Virgil Van Dijk.

7: Liverpool became the first team to win all 7 games in December, a busy period in English football.

13: Mohammed Salah finishes 2018 as the 18/19 Premier League top goalscorer with 13 goals.

20: Liverpool remain unbeaten in the opening 20 league games of a season. For only the third time in the clubs history, they have not managed this since 1988.

28: In 2018, Mohammed Salah has scored 28 Premier League goals. This is more than any other Premier League player. In second place is Harry Kane with 25 and third is Aubameyang with 23. Mane has 14 and Firmino has 13.

42: After three goals against Arsenal, hat-trick hero Bobby Firmino became the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history with 42 goals. Philipe Coutinho is second.

51: Liverpool currently end 2018 with 54 points from 20 league games. This is their best start to top-flight English football in the clubs history.

100: Jurgen Klopp celebrated his 100thwin as Liverpool manager, reaching this great landmark faster than legends Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly.

500: James Milner played his 500thPremier League game. A special milestone for the Red’s vice-captain and only the 13thplayer to do so. The last player to reach 500 was also a Red, Steven Gerrard.

2019: Liverpool enter 2019, 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. No team in Premier League history has been so far clear entering the New Year and not gone on to win the title.

By The Numbers: Wolves (A)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Arsenal (A)

Who: Wolves vs Liverpool

Where: Molineux Stadium (Wolves)

When: Friday, 21st December, 3:00pm ET

Where Can I Watch?, NBC Sports Live

LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League and remain the only team in the English top-flight to have avoided defeat all season. Jürgen Klopp and his men travel to Molineux Stadium on Friday to play an in-form Wolves side. A win would keep Liverpool top of the table with two games left in what has been a busy December schedule.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

3: During the last two meetings between the two sides at Molineux Stadium, both games ended in 3-0 in favor of Liverpool.

4: Liverpool now have 14 wins and 3 draws in their last 17 games. This is the fourth-best start in history by an English club. EVER!

6: Liverpool has the fewest goals conceded in the Premier League this season with just 6. Only five times in English top-flight football history has a team conceded just 6 goals in their opening 15 league matches. Liverpool have also not conceded more than one goal in their last 20 Premier League games.

7: After Shaqiri’s two goals on Sunday, Liverpool have scored 7 times from the bench this season, compared to just 3 in the whole of last season. Super subs.

8: In the Premier League, Liverpool and Wolves have met on 8 occasions. Through these games, Liverpool hold a record of 5-1-2 (W,L,D).

10: Liverpool have a total of 10 clean sheets so far this season. This is the most in the Premier League. Chelsea come in second with 8.

12: Every single Liverpool outfield player had a shot on goal for the Reds on Sunday. This includes all substitutes and defenders. Alisson also hit a heavy pass that could be classed..

30: In Liverpool’s last Premier League fixture (Manchester United) Liverpool outshot their opponents by 30.

45: Liverpool currently have 45 points so far this season. This is 21 more than Everton and 19 more than Manchester United.

51: Mohammad Salah has scored 10 goals, has 4 assists and created 37 chances for Liverpool this season. This is the most for any Liverpool player. Salah also leads the Premier League with 10 goals, joint with Arsenal’s Aubameyang.



BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool v Everton (H)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Everton (H)

Who: Liverpool vs Everton

Where: Anfield Stadium

When: Sunday, 2 December, 11:15am ET

Where Can I Watch?, NBC Sports Live

NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)

LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Anfield will host one of the most anticipated soccer fixtures on the Premier League calendar this weekend as Jürgen invites Marko Silva and the Blues across Stanley Park to play the Merseyside Derby.

Here’s more by the numbers:

0: No other Premier League Fixture has produced more Red Cards than the Merseyside Derby.

2: David Johnson and Peter Beardsley have scored for both Liverpool and Everton in a Merseyside Derby.

3-0-2: Liverpool have picked up 11 points in their last five games against the blues with a record of 3-0-2.

5: After 13 matches, Gomez and Van Dijk have set a new club record conceding just five goals.

8: Alisson Becker tops the 18/19 Premier League leaderboard in clean sheets so far this season with 8. This is joint top alongside Ederson for Manchester City.

11: Everton’s #11 Theo Walcott is in fact a Liverpool supporter. On the flip side, Liverpool’s #20 Adam Lallana grew up supporting the Blues.

10: Mo Salah has been directly involved in 10 goals this season. 7 goals and 3 assists. Mo is one goal behind Sergio Aguero who currently leads the Premier League this season in goals (8).

59: Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye currently tops the Premier League in tackles made this season with 59. This is ten more than any other Premier League player.

70: Mohamed Salah has been on hand with 70 goals in 70 games for Liverpool across all competitions. 53 goals and 17 assists. Mo is back.

85: Over their last 38 Premier League games, Liverpool have picked up 85 points. Winning 25, drawing 10 and losing just 3.

1962: The Merseyside derby is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played continuously since 1962-63.

2002: In 2002, Abel Xavier became the first and only player to play in derby matches for both teams in the same season.

2010: Everton travel to Anfield having not beaten the Reds there since 1999. Their last win against Liverpool came in 2010 at Goodison Park.

£750,000: Gary Ablett moved from Anfield to Goodison in 1992 for £750,000 – Ablett is the only player to win the FA Cup with both clubs.



Top Ten Gift Ideas for 2018 That They’ll Totally Love

Check out the top 10 best Gift Ideas of 2018 at The Anfield Shop. Find the best gifts for everyone on your list with our special gift lists for all ages.

  1. Liverpool FC YNWA Sherpa Blanket Liverpool FC LIMITED EDITION Framed Goal Net

Description: Bring a piece of Liverpool home with this limited edition, match-used goal net.  The Anfield Shop commissioned an exclusive, numbered run of this incredible keepsake — get yours while they last!

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2.  Liverpool FC Player Black Pitch Hoodie


Description: Grey print on a black, pull-over hoodie, customized with your favorite player!

Official licensed product

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3.  Mohammed Salah & Roberto Firmino Funko Football Pop!

Description: Your favorite players are now available as a Football Pop! figure.  Standing 3.75″ tall.

Official Liverpool FC product.

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4. Liverpool FC YNWA Sherpa Blanket


Description: This luxury fleece blanket features the club crest and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.  Measure approximately 63″ x 51″.  100% polyester

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5. Liverpool FC ’47 Meeko Knit Beanie


Description: One size fits most adult. Embroidered crest on front cuff. Made from 100% acrylic yarn

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6. Liverpool FC Anfield Stripe T-Shirt



Description: LFC fans will recognize the iconic silhouette of Anfield Stadium featured in grey on either a red or black tee.

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7. This Is Anfield Embossed Mug


Description: Jumbo ceramic mug hold approximately 16 oz. and is embossed with the famous “This is Anfield” sign.  Red exterior, yellow interior

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8. Ladies and Mens Digital Stripe Liverbird Jacket

Description: A digital stripe gives this jacket an ultramodern look that can easily transition from a workout essential to a sleek, polished office style.  Liverbird crest embroidered in red on the left chest

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9. Andy Robertson Scottish Steel T-Shirt



Description: Andy Robertson has taken the team by storm with his impressive performances and steely demeanor.  Black print on a slate grey tee.

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10. Liverbird Fleece Vest



Description: Ready for layering, this super soft, midweight fleece vest offers great warmth at a great price. Available in red, black, and iron grey.  Liverbird crest embroidered in white on left chest.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Fulham (H)

Liverpool will look to return to winning ways against Fulham after conceding a late goal at the Emirates last weekend and struggling with the midweek fixture against Belgrade. Liverpool also look to return Naby Keita to the squad after the midfielder missed the last four Liverpool games due to injury.

Who:Liverpool vs Fulham

Where: Anfield Stadium

When:Sunday, 11 November, 7:00am ET

Where Can I Watch?, NBC Sports Live
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)


Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0: Fulham are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season, with an average of 2.64 goals conceded per match.

2: Fulham will be looking for their second ever win on Merseyside. They hold a record against Liverpool and Everton of 1-42-11. Their last win came against Liverpool in May 2012.

3: In their last match up, Liverpool won 3-2 with goals coming from Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho and Steven Gerrard. Kolo Touré scored an own goal.

5: Daniel Sturridge has been on hand with five goals in his last three Premier League matches for Liverpool against Fulham. 4 goals and one assist.

6: Fulham have lost their last 6 Premier League games

8: Jurgen Klopp and his men have won all eight of their Premier League home matches against newly promoted teams like Fulham. In these games, they have scored 25 and conceded just three.

9: After winning our first 7 games of the season, we’ve now won just 3 of our last 9

13: Born in St. Louis, United States, Defender Tim Ream wears #13 for Fulham. Ream has spent time in the MLS for clubs such as Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls. Ream is one of just three American players in the Premier League this season.

16: Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk have now made 16 interceptions across Premier League and Champions League soccer. The most at Liverpool. The wall.

50: After last weekend’s goal against Arsenal, James Milner has now scored 50 Premier League goals. In every game Milner has scored, Liverpool have been unbeaten.