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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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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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Merseyside Derby is Here: Top 5 Essentials

Here’s what you need to watch the Derby in style!

This year’s kit is a must have.  The newly designed 2013/14 jersey is available in the classic red with gold embroidered badge and Warrior Sports logo in a design inspired by classic 1980s Liverpool pinstripe uniforms. Jersey’s are available for all members of the family with ladies jerseys for female fans available in the new design. Younger fans are also catered for with children’s and youth sizes available in red jersey’s, shorts and socks. For the youngest members of the family baby uniforms are available in a full replica of jersey, shorts and socks featuring a gold embroidered Liverbird badge and gold logo’s to match the larger replica uniforms. Jerseys range in size from 3 months to 2XL.

Scarves are a great way to show your team spirit and stay warm at the same time.  The stripe scarf is a bold red scarf featuring the iconic Liverbird and You’ll Never Walk Alone in text.  The red/white/gold coloring is fantastic and this new release scarf is sure to go fast!

Knit hats are always in style and the black knit hat allows you to stay warm while looking great!  This classic black hat features Liverpool’s famous Liverbird logo embroidered in red.

The embroidered black wallet is a great way to keep your money safe and your credit cards organized.  It features an embroidered club crest and has a main pocket for your bills.

Finally, enjoy your favorite beverage in style with this pint glass, which features a red Liverbird on the front.  Everything will taste better in this great looking glass!

 

 

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

 

 

10 Great Stocking Stuffers – All For $10 or Less!!!

Hi everyone,

December is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means – the holidays are quickly upon us!  I’ve chosen 10 items that are $10 or less that would be great for Stocking Stuffers! Be sure to check out our site as we still have new items arriving daily.

The first item is for the LFC golf fan in your life.  It’s a set of three golf balls, with the LFC crest or Liverbird on the front.  The set runs $7.00.

Next is something that everyone can use – a LFC car air freshener.  It is in the shape of a Liverbird and is $4.00.

A plastic mug can be used by a toddler to an adult.  This one is red with the LFC crest on the front.  It is $10.00.

A Liverpool Crest pin is a great collectors item!  This one is a bargain at $5.00.

For the LFC athlete, we have a plastic water bottle for sale.  It features the Liverbird on the front and is $10.00.

Everyone can use a calendar, and this desk calendar is a bargain for $10.00.  It features highlights of the 2012 year, and is a daily reminder of a great season!

How many times have you needed a bottle opener and not had one?  This pen/bottle opener combination is a great gift and is only $10.00.

Never lose your keys again with this Liverbird keyring.  This is on sale for                   $2.50.

Have a candy lover in the house?  This adorable candy holder is refillable and comes with fruit flavored candies.  It is $8.00.

Finally, what could be cuter that this?  An official LFC Robin complete with a hat, scarf and the Liverbird on the front is a welcome gift for any LFC fan.  It costs $10.00.

These are just some examples of what you can get for $10 or less – there are many, many additional items on our site.  We strive to have something for every LFC fan, and carry hundreds of different items in our store!  Be sure to take a look! Happy Holidays!!!

Until next time,

Darren