Former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia paid a special visit to fans in Vietnam this week as he officially opened a new LFC store in Estella Place shopping mall.

The 2005 Champions League winner was treated to a hip-hop dance performance before it was time to cut the ribbon and open the store in Ho Chi Minh City.

Fans at the event were given the opportunity to meet Garcia during a signing-and-photograph session, while a replica of the Champions League trophy was also installed in store for supporters to take photographs with.

Opening in conjunction with partner CRC Sports, the official store offers fans in Vietnam access to the full range of New Balance replica kit as well as authentic Liverpool FC merchandise, apparel and fashion accessories. 

Mike Cox, senior vice president, merchandising, Liverpool FC, said: “As a football club with millions of supporters based around the world, it’s incredibly important that each of our fans are able to feel closer to the club wherever they live.

“Our new store in Vietnam will enable us continue to expand our retail operations, so all our fans can enjoy authentic LFC experiences and purchase our whole range of official merchandise.”

Andrew Fairall, senior vice president, CRC Sports, said: “Vietnam has a huge passion for football and we are honoured to be the exclusive partner of Liverpool FC in Vietnam, offering all quality and authentic football merchandise to the local fans here.”