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Top 10 Questions at Anfield For 2014

The middle of the English Premier League season is upon us with the year 2014 coming to the close. At the beginning of the season, Liverpool fan’s hopes were set higher; challenge for the title again, have a good showing in the Champions League and ultimately prove you are a better team without the former #7. That being said, the season is not over. Liverpool is still competing in Europe, albeit the Europa League. The targets for the league are still attainable, finish in the top four to re-secure a Champions League spot (and hopefully finish above Manchester United).

The Anfield Shop looks at the top 10 burning questions for Liverpool fans as 2014 comes to a close.

10. Will Emre Can be the big influence LFC needs to re-right the second half of the campaign as Rodgers predicts?

“Emre has a big future here,” LFC Manager Brendan Rodgers said of Emre Can in the Liverpool Echo.

“It was curtailed a bit in the summer when he was trying to get his fitness but had an ankle issue which meant he was in and out of training.”

“Emre has great athleticism and has presence on the pitch and is an outstanding footballer. He is young and still acclimatising to the game here.”

9. Will Liverpool win the Capitol One Cup this season?

“We want to win this competition,’ Brendan Rodgers said in The Guardian. ‘It is the first trophy (of the season) you can win, so it is a priority. If we can get the victory and get through, hopefully that will give us the impetus to go on. It’s going to be really tough but it is a challenge we are up for.”

8. Will Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard complete his career at Anfield or possibly abroad?

It would be hard to imagine Liverpool FC without Steven Gerrard at the helm. I am pretty sure we all felt that same way about Jamie Carragher. Gerrard turns 35 in May and speculation about the twilight of his career has begun. Will he retire at Anfield, or will he chase the spotlight abroad in New York City as some have speculated.

“I’m sure in time Steven will talk through the things he had to consider but for me there is no drama,” Brendan Rodgers told The Guardian.

“I can only think about the situation here and I hope there is a solution with the club and the representatives. It is not about the money, it is about the time of his career in terms of playing. He is a big talent.”

“We have spoken to Steven and his representative and he has been offered a contract here. hat is where it is at. For everything he has done here over 16 years he deserves the respect and time to consider that. It’s a big move in his life in terms of determining where his next contract will be.”

7. What are Liverpool’s chances of advancing past the final 32 in the Europa League?

The stakes have risen for winning the Europa league. For the first time ever, winning the Europa League gives winner a spot in next season’s Champions League. Chasing silverware is always a priority, but this gives Liverpool two different chances to make it back into Europe’s top competition. They will have to first get past Celtic, Everton & Tottenham.

 

6. Will Raheem Sterling hit the 15 goals that Brendan Rodgers expects of him? 

“If I look at Raheem, his outcome last year in terms of goals and assists was probably where it’s at – in and around 10 to 15 goals, and creating goals. That’s a very good return for him,” said Rodgers said of Raheem Sterling on the Liverpool website.

“He’s a natural winger and if he gets those figures on a regular basis – between 10 and 15 goals a season, and assisting goals – then I think that’s a very good number for him.”

“You have other players that are out-and-out No.9s; he has shown, and his career will show as he matures even more, that he’s got that ability.”

5. What are LFC going to do about Mario Balotelli?

Mario Balotelli has found himself on the bench as a substitute a lot lately, whether it be fitness or on the field results. Could he see his time at Anfield coming to a close with the transfer window a few days away? Rodgers was asked by The Guardian if he planned to release any players in the transfer window.

“It is not something I have even thought about, to be honest,” Brendan Rodgers said in The Guardian.

“We have had a lot of games this season and a lot of competitions and at this moment the key for me is trying to keep this squad together.”

4. Is Simon Mignolet going to remain between the sticks for the second half of the season?

With the injury to Brad Jones, Liverpool is currently left with no other choice for keeper than Simon Mignolet. Over the last few weeks, the approaching transfer window and increasing pressure on Mignolet has the Belgian keeper well aware that his sub par performances will not be tolerated the manager.

“I don’t have to prove anything,” Mignolet said in The Telegraph. “The only thing I have to do is work hard in every game and do my best and then we will see what comes through. What more can I do? The only thing I can do is show on the pitch what I am capable of.”

3. Will Brendan Rodgers be given the transfer funds needed to fill the holes in his Liverpool squad or will he have to live or die by his previous transfer choices?

Brendan Rodgers spent £117m this summer in transfers. Only a few days away from the winter transfer window, it will be interesting to see if the powers that be in New England open up their wallets again for Rodgers, or if he will have to make do with his selection.

2. Will Liverpool finish in the top four of the table and make it back into the Champions League next season?

“Yes, absolutely,” Brendan Rodgers told The Daily Telegraph.

“It is always going to be a big challenge and of course we have to make up points, but we have shown that this is a club that can go on a run of games.”

“In the second half of last season, we went on a run of 11 wins and the most important thing is the confidence.

1. When will we have Daniel Sturridge back in the line up and will he bring the goals back to Liverpool FC?

Liverpool is arguably a more menacing opponent with Daniel Sturridge up top for the Reds. It takes the goal pressure off Sterling and would even allow Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini or Adam Lallana a little more freedom to find the net.

“Bring Sturridge back in January and we can get back to being that team,” Brendan Rodgers told The Telegraph.

“His rehab has been done in Los Angeles and he is now going to Boston and he will move on to a specialist facility there.”

“Hopefully in the early part of the New Year, he will be back. At some point in January, we will get him back.”

The Anfield Shop hopes you had a great 2014. Did you receive all the Liverpool gear you wanted for the holidays? Send us some photos of your gear via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlog plus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Randy Villarba
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Top 10 Liverpool FC Holiday Gift Ideas

Alright Liverpool FC friends and family, there are only ten days left before Christmas so here are 10 gift ideas for the LFC fan in your life. Grab some Liverpool merchandise to cheer up your LFC fan over the holidays. With all the results lately, we all know Liverpool fans could use an extra reason to smile nowadays. Check out these new gift ideas from your friends at The Anfield Shop.

10. Official Liverpool FC Scooter

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9.  Official Liverpool FC T-Shirt Bundle

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8. Official Liverpool FC Grey Applique Hoodie

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7. Official Liverpool FC Red Pep Rally Full Zip Hoodie

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6. Official Liverpool FC Reusable Tumbler

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5. Official Liverpool FC Outfield Scrum T-shirt

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4. Official Liverpool FC Hat & Scarf Bundle

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3. Official Liverpool FC Pet Bundle

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2. Official Liverpool FC Red Slippers

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1.  Official Liverpool FC Adult Home Jersey

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What are you planning on grabbing for the Liverpool fan in you life? The Anfield Shop wants to know. Send us some photos when you receive your gear via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlog plus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

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LFC’s International Break: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Liverpool is once again on an international break as the European Qualifiers are here. The Anfield Shop wants to keep you up to date with how our Reds are doing as they report for international duties.

The Good…
Rickie Lambert cheered his Liverpool teammates from the bench as Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling were all on the pitch for England’s 5-0 dismantling of San Marino. All three Reds had a strong showing on the field. Better yet, they survived injury free. Speaking of injuries, Daniel Sturridge was reported to be back at the training grounds at Melwood. Not a moment too soon, as Liverpool could really use his goals right about now.

The Bad…
Sturridge’s thigh injury under Hodgson’s watch last international break has us all on edge when our boys aren’t with Brendan Rodgers. Having to deal with Hodgson’s use of Liverpool keeps LFC fans on edge, especially as Hodgson lashed back out at Rodgers’ critiques of the use of his players earlier this week.

“I need to win games, just as he does,” said Hodgson. “I need my best players. He (Sterling) has played quite a lot but there must be six or seven who have played as many minutes. I do not expect managers to tell me whether players should be selected, no more than I would dream of telling them who to pick.”

The Ugly…
Is there no end to the injuries? As frequent as the injury bug has hit Liverpool, the international breaks always make me nervous for moments just like these. Dejan Lovren is down, adding to Liverpool’s already dwindled back line. Early reports were that Lovren had suffered an injury in training with Croatia for their upcoming European qualifiers.

Sky Sports was reporting that according to the Croatian Football Fedration, a statement on the CFF website read: “During training on Wednesday, Lovren felt pain in the abdominal wall… Igor Boric (a specialist) at St Catherine Hospital showed there was a tear and he will not be ready for performances in Sofia and Osijek.”

Take an injured roll call… Joe Allen, Emre Can, Jon Flanagan, Dejan Lovren, Mahmadou Sahko, Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool players seem to be dropping like flies. It is all about the next man up, as when you are competing against the best in Europe… there are no breaks. After the English Premier league matches return against Queens Park Rangers, Liverpool will have to face Real Madrid.

#WeGoAgain What do you think LFC’s chances are of getting out of their group? Let us know at the Anfield Shop via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlogplus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Randy Villarba
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You’ll Never Drive Alone With LFC Car Accessories

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It is starting to happen with more frequency, but you know that feeling you get when you see a Liverpool FC jersey walking down the street or through town? Let’s make that happen on our freeways, highways and city streets. The Anfield Shop just received a new selection of LFC Car Accessories.  We have a wide selection of Liverpool FC air fresheners, bumper stickers, decals, license plate frames and even a baby on board sign if you have a new LFC fan to the world.

This is of course in addition to our existing stock of LFC Car Accessories like magnets and stickers. Show your support of Liverpool FC on your local highways and byways. You’ll get the supportive smiles from your LFC family wherever you go. Granted you may get a few Arsenal, Chelsea, Citeh or United fans high beaming or cutting you off.

We have Tottenham tomorrow. Where are you going to be watching the match? The pub? Your house on the couch? Maybe rolling over to grab the remote and flipping on the television from your bed. Here in San Diego, we’ll be knocking down bangers, mash and beers at Princess Pub in Little Italy as always. Wherever you are, have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone. Here’s to three points against Tottenham. So stoked to see Super Mario line up on the pitch. Do you think he scores in his debut? I do. On Sunday… we go again.

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Randy Villarba
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Luxury Liverpool FC Gifts for the Holidays!

Hi everyone,

December is cruising along, and the shop is very busy getting your orders out!  This week I thought I would showcase some of our “luxury” items for your enjoyment.  All of the items are official, licensed Liverpool FC products.

Nothing says luxury like a pair of cufflinks. These chrome Liverpool FC cufflinks feature the famous Liver Bird. The cufflinks are presented in a velveteen gift box.  A fantastic item for yourself or as a gift for any Reds fan! $21.

A flask always makes a unique gift, and the Anfield Shop has two of them.  One of them is a 4oz  Chrome Hip Flask with funnel for $25 and the other is a Liverpool FC leather hip flask that features a printed leather LFC crest, captive lid and has a 4 oz liquid capacity It also has a filler funnel. It is $28.

Ties are always a welcomed gift, and the Anfield Shop has 4 different styles.  One is a burgundy stripe with the Liver bird on the front.  One is a burgundy patterned stripe with the Liverbird.  The third tie has alternating gold, white and red stripes on a burgundy tie background with the Liverbird, and the final tie is solid black with the Liverbird.  All of the ties are $20.

The Official Liverpool FC Executive Ball Point Pen is a  stunning heavy pen that comes in a gift box and is a fantastic gift for the VIP in your life!  Black ink.  It is $28. The Official Liverpool FC Boxed Parker pen comes in a gift box and features the Liverbird. It is $24.

Everyone needs a wallet, and the Anfield Shop carried some great ones! The luxury leather wallet is a beautiful men’s wallet with embossed crest made of brown leather.  It is $38. The leather wallet and keyring set features an embossed crest leather wallet and a metal keyring in a presentation tin.  The set is $40.

The Liverpool FC Football Club Official Crested Tankard is made of stainless steel and is embossed with the world famous Liverpool FC Football Club Official Crest. Standing at approximately 12cm tall, the tankard comes supplied in a black gift box bearing the Liverpool Football Club crest in silver. It is $40.

We feature two beautiful mens watches.  The OB watch features  an analogue watch with date,  an alloy case and is 3ATM water resistant.  It has a leather strap and the dial size is 37.5mm.  It comes in a gift box. It is $85. The RD watch is a mans analogue watch with date.  It has an alloy case and is 3ATM water resistant.  It has a leather strap, a dial size of 40.5mm and comes in a gift box.  It is $50.

This is just a sampling of some of the luxury items that we have, and we encourage you to look at our site to see everything that we offer!  We have gifts for every LFC fan – or for yourself!  Be sure to get your order in soon, as items are already selling out – and we don’t want you to be disappointed!  Remember, we offer same day shipping from California!

Until next time,

Darren

 

 

Our Christmas Shop is Open!!!

Hi everyone,

It’s November, and you know what that means – the holidays are just around the corner!  Our Christmas Shop is stocked and full of wonderful items for the LFC fan – in fact, we’ve already filled several holiday orders.  Here are some gift ideas for any Liverpool supporter:

What could be better than a tree decorated with LFC ornaments?  Here’s a 3-pack of gorgeous ornaments, one each of gold, silver and red, complete with the Liverbird design. Certain to dress up any tree or decoration!  $8.00

This item is guaranteed to have the “wow” factor – an official Liverpool FC Large Flashing Bauble Ornament.  This 3.5″ ornament is large and will brighten up your holidays! $8.00

What would the holidays be without stockings?  Here’s an Official LFC Boot Christmas Stocking that will be the highlight of any LFC Fan! Complete with the Liverbird and Merry Christmas! $8.00

Everyone needs wrapping paper, and the Anfield Shop carries Official Liverpool FC wrapping paper to wrap all of your LFC gifts!  This roll of paper is approximately 2 m long  and because of its size will be shipped separately from your other items. $8.00

Finally, dress up in style for that Holiday Party, or just show your holiday spirit with this LFC Santa hat!  Has the Liverbird and “L.F.C.” in stylish embroidery on the front. $8.00

These are just some of the holiday items that we have in stock.  We also have additional ornaments, snowmen, Christmas crackers – truly something for every Liverpool fan!  Be sure to look online for everything we have for the LFC supporter!

You’ll notice that all of these items are less than $10, and remember to bundle your items for reduced shipping!  Since we are located in the United States, your items are certain to be delivered in plenty of time for the upcoming holidays – but get your orders in soon, as we are certain to sell out of popular items.  Don’t be disappointed – it’s not too early to place your holiday order today! Go Reds!

Until next time,

Darren