It’s that time of year again and the countdown is on for the anticipated release of this year’s iconic Christmas adverts - but the wait is over to catch the first part of Liverpool FC’s very own heart-warming video.
Spelling the start of the festive season, this year’s film focuses on the many highs and successes enjoyed over the last year at the club, while also exciting fans for the future and celebrating the spirit of Christmas with plenty of humour throughout.
It features cameos from men's first team and Women’s players, and fans with a keen eye will also spot another familiar face underneath Santa’s beard - Reds legend Ian Rush.
Families from the Owen McVeigh Foundation were also welcomed on set, while celebrity chef and LFC supporter Simon Rimmer makes an appearance in Anfield’s treasured and renowned Homebaked bakery.
The Christmas video will be revealed in three parts over the festive period, with part one available to view now below.
The video comes as part of the club’s Christmas campaign message ‘Tis the season to believe’ - a notion of belief in the magic of Christmas and a nod to manager Jürgen Klopp’s famous words.
LFC has also revealed its official Christmas gifting range with a selection of exclusive presents for every Reds fan.
The range includes a wide assortment of products and experiences to choose from, including gifts for him, her, the kids and novelty Christmas essentials.
From LFC-branded apparel and jewellery to personalised and signed gifts, along with hospitality and Official Membership packages, it won’t be hard to find the perfect present for any Kopite.
LFC Men’s Leather Strap Watch Gift Set
Encased in polished stainless steel with a mineral glass face, the LFC Men’s Watch Gift Set, which features a red Liverbird in the upper centre of the stylish watch face, is the ideal gift for that fashion-conscious Red.
A signed 2019-20 Alisson Becker shirt
Exclusive to Liverpool FC, this limited-edition gift will see LFC No.1 Alisson personally sign a 2019-20 home goalkeeper shirt that will be displayed in a black presentation box. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity - a truly special, one-of-a-kind present for any Reds fan.
LFC Firma Women’s Waterproof Jacket
Perfect for matchdays now the colder, wet weather is settling in, this lightweight jacket features premium waterproof protection in a smooth waxed fabric with fully taped seams.
LFC Pop! Funko Vinyl Figurine
Pop! Funko have brought their incredibly popular series to the Premier League. Fans can collect Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane figurines, each sporting the replica LFC jersey complete with name and number. Each model has an adjustable body and small football and comes in an illustrated window box – the ideal little stocking filler.
LFC Legends v Barca Legends charity match tickets
Why not take the whole family to enjoy an unforgettable day at Anfield Stadium as the Reds Legends take on some star players from Barcelona’s Legends team, in aid of the LFC Foundation. The game will be played on Saturday March 28, 2020 and tickets are available to purchase online at www.liverpoolfc.com/legends2020.
LFC Christmas Jumper
But of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the family gathered around the table for Christmas dinner, all sporting novelty LFC Christmas jumpers, featuring either Santa himself or a festive penguin.
For those difficult-to-buy-for people, an LFC hospitality package could be the answer, or maybe an Official Membership, a subscription to LFC’s on-demand video service LFCTV GO, or a soccer school for junior Reds - there’s plenty of choice for every fan.
The full range is available to purchase in all official LFC stores in the UK and Ireland and online now here.
LFC has also opened Christmas pop-up stores in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin, Blanchardstown Retail Park, Dublin, and Maylor Street, Cork.