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I’m a US LFC fan and want to go to Anfield. How do I get tickets?

We get asked quite a bit about the best way to get tickets at Anfield.  Trying to get tickets is unlike anything you’ve encountered here in the US as there is no ticketmaster or secondary market (that is legal).  All Premier League clubs are strict on scalping as it is illegal in the UK.  We’ve heard horror stories of fans spending thousands of dollars on fake tickets only to end up watching the match at a bar in the city.  Depending on the match, tickets can be easily sourced and you can get some really great seats.  In an effort to provide as much detail as possible we’ve included the following FAQ guide to your first match at Anfield.

Option 1: Join your local OLSC (official liverpool supporters club).  Find the closest city to you and then sign up as you can get access to their ticket allocation.  That is by far the easiest way.  I think membership at most is <$25/year.  Most have websites/facebook and are active on social media as well.  Unsure as to which is the closest to you?  Here is the list of all OLSC’s.  OLSC’s are given ticket allocations twice a year – in August and then in December.  So make sure to sign up and make sure that you are on the email list to ensure you get your request in.  Tickets are not guaranteed although the club does set aside tickets directly for OLSC members.

Option 2: Hospitality packages.  There are two main types of hospitality packages – one that includes lodging and those without.  If you need a place to stay in Liverpool you can get a whole package of a hotel and tickets through Thomas Cook (kind of like a Holiday Inn).  https://www.thomascooksport.com/Football/Premier-League/Liverpool-FC .  Thomas Cook has partnered with LFC and offers match deals with almost every game.  The  other hospitality packages include a meal or experience and can be found here: http://hospitality.liverpoolfc.com/  They can go up in pricing depending on the ‘package’.  We’ve done the Reds Bar one which the seats were phenomenal and we didn’t want any perks or meals so it was nice.

Option 3: Quest Travel has started doing dedicated inclusive trips to Liverpool that includes really great meet and greets with former players.  Check out their site here to see what they are planning for 2016/17.

Option 4: Official membership.  The club offers a couple different membership options that give you access to tickets.  The full membership will get you access to tickets – the international membership will not.  Ticket allocation is a bit tricky and is done via a lottery and loyalty built on attendance at previous matches so we’ve never been successful getting tickets this way.  But it is an option.

The key things to remember when heading to your first match at Anfield.  This is SUPER IMPORTANT:

1. Match dates can change.  This is a hard lesson as most people know that short of major storms or snow – here in the US, the game will go on.  In the UK – games can move around up until about a month before the game is played.  We’ve heard from many fans who had to miss out when the game they had tickets for was moved to months away or a couple days later when they were due to fly home.  So while it is definitely good to plan ahead – realize that you might have to be a bit flexible and the airlines won’t really be helpful if you need to change tickets as a result.

2. Don’t buy tickets from any of the other ways above.  There are no legitimate professional reseller places in the UK.

3. When you get inside and it’s time to start the match, put your camera down and hold up your scarf and sing You’ll Never Walk Alone as loud as you can.  It’s one of the most incredible things we’ve ever seen.  Goosebumps every time.

4. Certain matches are easier to attend than others.  If we wanted to go see the Merseyside Derby, even with all of our contacts with the shop, we still would not have a great likelihood of getting a ticket.  So choose accordingly.  We’ve seen West Ham at Anfield quite a few times and been completely happy nonetheless.

5. PLAN AHEAD – You might get lucky if you decide a couple weeks or a month away to head to Merseyside but you can save yourself a lot of stress and anxiety by looking at the fixture list and picking what would be a good time.  But as mentioned above the calendar can change if there’s an FA Cup or League Cup match that pushes a PL game back.

Any other questions, let us know.

Our New Balance Liverpool FC Training Range Sale! Save 20%

wstm554_bkWith a wide variety of pieces available, every Liverpool FC fan can look their very best, and show their passion for LFC football at the same time. From training t-shirts to polo’s, sweatshirts to pants – the 2015/16 Training Range has you covered for changes in your workout, event or the weather.

All pieces in the Training Range coordinate with one another, so you can mix and match the pieces as you please. This offers great flexibility for a variety of looks. All of the pieces are made of performance fabrics which are geared for workout wear and will remain good looking from beginning to end.

All Training Range pieces are on sale at the Anfield Shop! Save 20% on every stylish 2015-2016 item with the code ‘Practice’ at checkout.  Stock up and look your very best!  Our sale ends October 2nd.

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!

Liverpool Campaign Has 6 Matches Left: 6 Talking Points

Liverpool did make it to Wembley but sadly without the trophy we all thought the squad could have given Steven Gerrard as an early birthday gift. The 2-1 defeat to Aston on April 19th puts the only objective left. Give everything left in the tank and push towards the top four. Liverpool has 6 matches left to go and are only 7 points behind Manchester City in the last Champions League qualification spot. A bright spot in Gerrard’s final campaign is still a mathematical possibility. “So you’re saying there’s a chance.”

Here are 6 talking points to keep in mind as we watch Liverpool play the final seven matches of the 2014-15 season:

6. The final six matches are West Brom, Hull City, QPR, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Hull City. If Liverpool shows the form they had against Manchester City in March, winning out is a possibility. Realistically speaking, Liverpool will need to dig real deep.

5. One of those away matches is at Stamford Bridge. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Chelsea leads the rest of the league by double digits for a reason. The results in London will let everyone know how close or far Liverpool is from competing for silverware next season

4. Four of the final six matches are at home. Anfield has always been know for being a fortress. The Kop and energy has been known to lift the squad to another level. Winning out at home is essential to keeping any chance for the last Champions League spot for next season.

3. Brendan Rodgers has been at the helm of Liverpool Football club for three seasons. The argument for sticking behind the manager or seeking his replacement has begun. There are still matches to be played, but it is food for thought when you look at the trophy case. Not since Phil Taylor in 1956-59 has a manager gone three seasons.

2. Two points on Mario Balotelli. His equalizer in the 88th was not off sides. He was also flagged offsides more than any other player, even though he only played 45 minutes. “Why always me?”

1. We have to keep reiterating that this is the final season we will see Steven Gerrard on the pitch for Liverpool. Even though the dream scenario of a Wembley final was not meant to be, anything can happen for the final matches of the campaign. The dream is not over, there is still a job for Liverpool to do.

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You’ll Never Walk Alone,

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Robbie Fowler Selects His Legends: No LFC or England Players

If you did not know, today is God’s birthday… the legend, the one, the only Robbie Fowler. Well loved by Liverpool Football Club, Fowler netted 183 goals in 369 matches for his squad from 1991 – 2001 and for his second coming in the 2006-2007 squad. For England he was capped 26 times finding the net 7 times. When EA Sports & X-Box asked him to select his Legends XI team, you would figure one of his former LFC teammates would make the cut. Nope. Perhaps one of his England comrades? Nope. Come to think of it, the only England international mentioned was Gary Neville and we all know he played for the lot down the road.

Sigh… God, why have you forsaken us?

All kidding aside, if given the chance to select your squad who would you choose for your starting Legend XI? Here’s my starting 11.

Goalkeeper: Brad Friedel

Backline: Franz Beckenbauer, Fabio Cannavaro, Phillip Lahm & Sergio Ramos

Midfield: Arjen Robben, Zinedine Ziadane, Steven Gerrard, Lionel Messi

Attack: Pele, Luis Suarez

At least Gerrard made it into my team (solves the LFC & England snubs). So many players to consider… it wasn’t easy for me. I did toy with the likes of Jamie Carragher on the back line. Fernando Torres in his prime, Xabi Alonso or even Javier Maschereno… Craig Bellamy & Fowler would definitely be on the team if I considered my favorite goal celebrations.

Who would make your fantasy Legends XI squad? We want to see how your club would stack up. Let us know via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlog plus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

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Top 8 Steven Gerrard Merchandise Items

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As Liverpool’s season draws to a close, we at The Anfield Shop cannot help but feel emotional knowing that Steven Gerrard’s chapter as a Liverpool player is coming near. Each player on the upcoming All Star charity match this Sunday between Team Gerrard and Team Jamie Carragher is overflowing with former teammates and rivals of LFC. Each is a link to the different special matches and moments that defined these two cornerstones of Liverpool Football Club. Although a charity match, this is going to have the energy of a celebration. We hope you get to catch the match somewhere memorable. In honor of Gerrard, here are the Top 8 Steven Gerrard items we have here at The Anfield Shop.

8. Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story

7. Liverpool Super 8 T-Shirt

6. Steven Gerrard Testimonial Program

5. Official Liverpool FC Ladies Gerrard Hero T-Shirt

4. Official Liverpool FC Gerrard Scarf

3. Official Liverpool FC Steven Gerrard Celebration T-Shirt

2. Istanbul Trophy Canvas signed by Steven Gerrard

 

1. Official Liverpool FC Adult Home Steven Gerrard S/S Shirt Jersey 14/15

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Steven Gerrard vs Jamie Carragher All-Star Charity Match

The domination that could have been. I have seen this team lineup before… Luis Suarez partnered up with Fernando Torres up top with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso dominating the midfield. It wasn’t a dream. Honest. It was when I continued to play my FIFA season from EA Sports FIFA 2011. Now at the end of the month my video game roster becomes a reality and then some when the Steven Gerrard vs Jamie Carragher All-Star Charity Match happens at Anfield on March 29th. Well and then some, when you put in John Terry alongside John Arne Riise and Frenchman Thierry Henry in the starting 11 to bolster the attack. I know… right? Check out Gerrard’s starting 11:

Gerrard’s XI: Brad Jones; John Arne Riise, John Terry, Stephen Warnock; Ryan Babel, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard (C), Kevin Nolan; Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Thierry Henry

Jamie Carragher’s team is pretty fierce as well. Pepe Reina returns to man the sticks with Alvaro Arbeloa at his side, passing it up to Luis Garcia and Raul Meireles with Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy creating havok and space for Didier Drogba to attack. Not bad either. Here is Carragher’s starting 11:

Carragher’s XI: Pepe Reina, Martin Kelly, Jamie Carragher, Alvaro Arbeloa, Luis Garcia, Raul Meireles, Jonjo Shelvey, Craig Noone, Dirk Kuyt, Didier Drogba, Craig Bellamy.

Speaking of the man with the great golf swing…  Haha… As each player got the invite, their social media spread the word. My favorite’s was an old rivalry within the club. John Arne Riise’s tweet about his upcoming match against Bellamy had to be my favorite out of all the former Anfield stars.

I think it will be team Gerrard by a landslide. Who do you think has the stronger team going into the All Star Charity match? It is great to dream what could have been. Terry clearing it to Gerrard, to Alonso out to Suarez blistering down the left. He crosses to Henry flicked by Torres… Goal. Or Carragher to Meireles. He finds Kuyt on the right. Kuyt through ball to Bellamy, who strikes it off Riise’s head, rebounded to Drogba and past Jones for a wild goal. Haha… a man can dream.

So who’s team takes it? Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher? Let us know via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlog plus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

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New Official Liverpool T-Shirts At The Anfield Shop

Here at The Anfield Shop we work hard to keep bringing you the latest and newest official merchandise for Liverpool FC. We keep our selection of official Liverpool merchandise fresh, with new arrivals every day. That is something that no other club is doing for their North American fans scouring the internet for their club’s merchandise. Our latest arrivals of official t-shirts will keep your love for LFC casual, yet stylish as you walk around town. In honor of our captain Steven Gerrard, here are the top 8 newest official Liverpool FC t-shirts now available at The Anfield Shop.

8. Official Liverpool FC Icon T-shirt

7. Liverpool FC Way T-shirt

6. Liverpool FC Wordmark T-shirt

5. Liverpool Pennant T-shirt

Official Liverpool FC Pennant T-Shirt

4. Steven Gerrard Collection Limited Edition T-shirt

Official Liverpool FC Steven Gerrard Collection Limited Edition T-Shirt

 3. Liverpool FC Ladies Stripe Shirt

Official Liveprool FC Ladies Stripe T-Shirt

2. Liverpool FC Grey Wolf T-shirt

Official Liverpool FC Grey Wolf T-Shirt

1. Steven Gerrard Celebration T-shirt

Official Liverpool FC Steven Gerrard Celebration T-Shirt

After our 2-1 victory over Manchester City the top 4 is within our reach. Today we go again as we play hosts to Burnley FC at Anfield in order to stretch our unbeaten run to 12 matches in the league. Do you think Liverpool FC will finish in the top 4, or even 3 or higher if the rest of the league leaders continue to slip up? Let us know via Social Media by tagging us at @AnfieldShop & @AnfieldShopBlog plus use the hashtag #AnfieldShop

You’ll Never Walk Alone,

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