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Top 8 Steven Gerrard Merchandise Items

Steven Gerrard, Gerrard, Liverpool, Liverpool FC, LFC, Anfield Shop

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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You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Randy Villarba
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Lovren Joins Lallana & Lambert at Liverpool

Getty ImagesLiverpool continued their raid of Southampton by completing the signing of defender Dejan Lovren. This £20m signing makes him the most expensive transfer for a defender in Liverpool history.

“I played there last season in front of the crowd singing, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone'” said Lovren. “That is something very special for every player, every sportsman and every fan. I can’t wait to get started. I’m a player that will give 100 per cent and I want to show that to the supporters because they deserve to see players who give 100 per cent. I know it is going to be something special to play in front of the fans at Anfield and I can’t wait.”

Lovren is going to have a couple familiar faces in the Liverpool locker room to help with the transition, as he is the third signing following the fire sale at St. Mary’s Stadium after Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert signed earlier in the transfer window. The shoring up of LFC’s defense was made a top priority by Brendan Rodgers and throwing down the cash for Lovren supports that.

“We need to be better,” Brendan Rodgers he said in the Liverpool Echo. “The attacking side has nothing to do with the team conceding stupid goals… We conceded a lot of poor goals due to bad individual mistakes last season. That is something that Dejan’s leadership can certainly help us with.”

Rodgers is right, there are separate aspects to defense and attacking. Luis Suarez leaving had placed increased pressure on the attack of LFC to score goals. Lallana was supposed to be a puzzle piece to help fill the void when he signed over from Southampton for £25m, but his 6 week injury has most of the Liverpool faithful concerned. The 26-year-old attacking midfielder suffered a knee injury at Liverpool’s Harvard base in Boston on Thursday.


Liverpool reported Lallana damaged the LCL, lateral collateral ligament. As we sit less than a month from the season, we are left wondering about if LFC will pony up the money for at least one more massive signing with the goal record we are longing for.

Liverpool 2014 Tour

Guinness International Cup Begins

Liverpool started the Guinness International Cup with a 1-0 victory over Olympiakos at Chicago’s Soldier Field. After a 0-1 loss to Roma at Fenway in Boston, starting this preseason cup with a win was vital. Next up Yankee Stadium in New York against league champions Manchester City is on the horizon and Charlotte, North Carolina against AC Milan after that. The low goal scoring matches has us anticipating the moment LFC starts placing the ball in the net, and with frequency. I cannot help but be crying for more goals after the lot down the road scored 7 against the Galaxy… albeit a MLS squad, it shows that LFC needs to get this machine into high gear. The match against City will be the true test of the pace that Liverpool will go into this EPL season.

How do you think Liverpool is doing so far on the 2014 US Tour? Did you go out to Boston or Chicago to support LFC? Are you headed to New York or Charlotte? We want to see you LFC faithful supporting our squad. Post your photos on social media, tag @anfieldshop and use the #AnfieldShop to engage with us online.

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You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Randy Villarba
Anfield Shop Wordsmith

For Liverpool Fans. By Liverpool Fans.

A Guide to Buying Liverpool FC Signed Items & Memorabilia

Josh here.  After receiving a bunch of emails from customers asking questions about buying signed Liverpool FC items and buying memorabilia, I figure’d I’d write an article about our experience in over 10 years of collecting.  We’ve bought dozens of items ranging from signed pictures, to match-worn shirts and boots.  We’ve made mistakes along the way and learned who and what to avoid.  Here’s what we’ve learned:

1. Lesson #1: If you can buy an item that supports a player’s Foundation or Charity, do it.  We are huge supporters of Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation.  They work unlike any other group out there to truly give supporter’s a chance to own quality items.  They even do dedications.  Jamie’s charity often pictures Jamie with the signed items, as shown on right.  We’ve got a lot of their gear at the shop, with 100% of the purchase price going to them.  Charities like the 23 Foundation (and the new Daniel Agger Foundation) offer a COA from them for their items, ensuring that you know it is authentic and that your purchase is going to a great cause.  Authentic merchandise and all of your money goes to charity.  A win-win.

2. Avoid eBay (most of the time).  If you see a multi-signed Liverpool jersey on eBay for $200 or less, more than likely it’s  fake.  Look at the pen marks.  Is the pressure the same for every signature?  Fake.  Are all of the signatures spaced evenly and look a little too good?  Fake.  When in doubt, ask questions.  It’s next to impossible to get the entire squad of LFC to sign a jersey (unless it’s been issued from LFC and those are only given to charitable organizations to raise money).  If you’re looking at a seller that has lots of them for sale (or has sold a lot of them), it’s not real.  An example above is a fake signed shirt.  Look at the signatures.  Spaced too perfectly and the pen weight is all the same.  That being said, there are reputable people on eBay.  We can recommend some on request.

3. Players are increasingly turning to signing sessions.  Companies out there like A1 Sporting Memorabilia and Exclusive Memorabilia, etc are paying and arranging for private signing sessions with players.  These signing sessions are brilliant because they get the player in a calm, relaxed atmosphere so you know that the signatures are clear and come with a COA.  You can get items ranging from signed shirts to signed photos celebrating key moments in LFC history.  We’ve worked with both A1 Sporting Memorabilia and Exclusive Memorabilia (and stock their items in our shop) and their names are very well-known in the memorabilia business.  Pictured at left is a signed Steven Gerrard Carling Cup Program from A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

4. For Liverpool FC items there is a website out there called The Boys Pen (theboyspen.co.uk) dedicated to eradicating fake signed items and offering up signed items from folks on the forum who get items signed at Melwood, Anfield, and catching players all over.  It’s a great place to head to if you’re just starting to build a memorabilia collection or if you want to have your existing one grow.

5. What is a COA?  A COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is just a piece of paper.  Anyone can create one.  The issue is what’s behind it.  A COA from Liverpool FC, the 23 Foundation, Daniel Agger Foundation, ensure that your purchase is protected and can appreciate throughout the years.  A COA from “Bob’s Memorabilia Company”, not so much.

6. Provenance.  Provenance is how the item in question came to be.  If you’re buying a match-worn jersey from a player…there better be a pretty good story or reason to how the person came to own it since it is such a rare item.  It’s never a bad idea to ask as many questions as it takes until you feel comfortable.  For match-worn shirts we recommend footballmatchshirts.co.uk as the best folks out there for match-worn gear.

7. Retro Reds: The Absolute best in the business for the former legends of Liverpool FC is  Retro Reds.  Their site can be found here: http://retroreds.co.uk/

As always, let us know if you have any questions…There’s nothing worse than feeling like something you spent a lot of money on isn’t authentic.  The old adage is true.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Signed Memorabilia at The Anfield Shop!

Hi everyone,

Well, another summer has gone, and fall is just around the corner.  It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts, and what could be better than an autographed item of your favorite star???  The Anfield Shop has a huge selection of signed memorabilia!

All of the Anfield Shop’s signed memorabilia is supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Exclusive Memorabilia’s company director. It features a numbered hologram that matches an identical hologram affixed to your product, and shows an image of the player signing the product line at the relevant session.

The first item is a superb photo that was personally signed by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, in a private signing session arranged and attended by EM in London on November 29, 2011. The photo shows Luis’ trademark goal celebration after he scored against Wolves on September 24, 2011 in a 2-1 Liverpool win at Anfield. It is a sight Liverpool fans have grown to love.  The photo measures 12″x16″.

The next item is a superb photo montage that has been signed by the three goalscorers in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul. Liverpool were 3-0 down at half time before their stirring fight back with goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso. Liverpool went on to overcome AC Milan on penalties. Gerrard signed the photos on September 26, 2011 in Liverpool; Vladimir Smicer on September 21, 2011 in Prague and Alonso on October 27, 2011 in Madrid. This stunning photograph measures approximately 12″ x 16″.

The third item is a Istanbul photo signed by Steven Gerrard, our own Captain Fantastic! Signed by Stevie during a private signing session arranged by our friends at Exclusive Memorabilia. This awesome photograph measures approximately 12″ x 16″.

All items will ship directly to you from the UK and will come with a COA from Exclusive Memorabilia.

These three photos are just a small sample of what the Anfield Shop has to offer in terms of signed memorabilia.  Be sure to look at the “signed memorabilia” tab to see more items signed by your former and current Reds!

Until next time,

Darren

 

 

New Spring/Summer Items – In Stock Now!!!

Hi everyone,

We just received a huge shipment of official spring/summer merchandise!  Be sure to check out the site to view all of items that we now have in stock.

We’re excited to have some Jamie Carragher signed 2-1 Liverpool FC Home Shirts available for those of you that collect signed shirts.  These sell for $150.00 and are a must have for any collector!

We also have some Official Liverpool FC Anfield T-Shirt Obsidian shirts.  This is a black t-shirt, and has both “Anfield” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on the front.  We have other t-shirts available as well – just look at the “new arrivals” tab on the homepage.  Looking for a jacket?  We have the Official Liverpool FC Benelli Jacket in stock for $90.00 or the Official Liverpool FC Bimota Jacket in Red.

For those looking for ties, there is an official tie available for $20.00.  The red cap is back in stock, as is the official boot bag.  A trio of rubber ducks is certain to put a smile on anyone’s face!  These are just some of the items available.  We are happy to bring these items directly to you from England, and hope that you enjoy looking over the new items!  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Until next time,

Darren

 

 

Seven Short Days!!!

It is only SEVEN short days until Liverpool FC takes the safety off and starts off the new season under King Kenny Dalglish.

In honor of the last seven days before our first game against Sunderland, we will pay tribute to our current number seven: Luis Alberto Suarez

Mighty Reds fans only had about a half season with “El Pistolero.” Now we get to see what he can do during a full season, and some summer transfers that were brought in can only help extrapolate his immense footballing talents.

Suarez

Enjoy nearly 3 minutes of some Suarez appreciation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Df1SMNqQk

Here’s to hoping that the greatest number seven ever to wear a Reds kit can deploy Luis en route to player of the year honors!

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Want to party with other like minded football fans to kick off the start of the English Premier League season? Well then you are in luck! In SIX short days Anfieldshop.com is hosting an EPL kickoff party at THE home of soccer in the South Sound Doyle’s Public House We’ll have a raffle with autographed memorabilia, drink specials and be showing the 2005 UEFA champions league final on a giant outdoor screen!

Details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180622878668549

What’s your most prized LFC possession?

Carra autoIs yours an autographed shirt, or other kit items? Maybe a photo and a handshake? Maybe a memory of a chance meeting at a restaurant or store?

This particular bloggers item that tops his list is his personalized autograph Jamie Carragher autobiography. What’s yours?

Our 10% off sale is still active for all twitter followers and readers of this blog. Offer CAN be combined with our SUPER SALE ITEM OF THE WEEK

for one heck of a deal.

Spread the word to all your footy loving friends to follow @AnfieldShopBlog and the more followers I get, the better deals we can offer you. Sound like a plan?