Giving Back: LFC Boston’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

kids holding up toys

Nothing is better than seeing kids’ faces light up during the holidays while unwrapping presents. This December, LFC Boston is sponsoring a Toy Drive for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD).

Established in 1962, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
is Boston’s official anti-poverty agency and services over 85,000 low-income
Greater Boston residents. Their annual toy drive has been in existence for over 30 years and during that time they have been able to donate toys to thousands of underprivileged children in the Boston area.

The toy drive is an important yearly effort that allows us to bring a little
extra cheer to many families who otherwise may not have had the financial
ability to provide for their families at this very important time of the year.

The launch of our toy drive will be at the upcoming LFC Boston Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Dec. 6 at the Phoenix Landing, 5-9 p.m. You will learn more details about the Toy Drive and select a child’s wish list at this event.

Toy donations will be accepted during the following LFC matches:

  • Tue, Dec. 9 vs. Basel
  • Sun, Dec. 14 vs. Manchester United
  • Wed, Dec. 17 vs. Bournemouth

If you are unable to get to the Phoenix Landing but are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Kristine McKenna, LFC Boston’s Charity and Outreach Coordinator at


Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa – Reds Creativity Found Lacking

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By Jonathan Carroll

Expectations were high going into Saturdays game against Aston Villa. Paul Lambert’s side aren’t exactly supposed to be challenging for the top four based on their recent history so this was a game Brendan Rodgers would have hoped his Liverpool side could dispatch quite easily. Villa scored an early scrappy goal through Gabriel Agbonlahor and held on quite easily against a side void of ideas in the end.

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Champions League Draw Gives Reds a Little of Everything

The potential outcomes for the Champions League group stage draw were as varied as the starting lineups of Rafa Benitez. Reds across the world seemed split about what they wanted from the world’s most elite club competition. Some supporters dreamed of facing European giants while others were content with fishing for Europe’s minnows.

In Monaco on Thursday, Liverpool drew a bit of everything, which should suit them just fine.

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Liverpool v Roma: Events You May Want to Attend

Coming to Boston for the LFC v Roma game? Here is what LFC Boston are up to during that time.

***If you are looking to buy, sell, or exchange tickets, click here.***

Tuesday July 22nd

  • Meet fellow LFC fans at our official fan bars: the official home of LFC Boston, the Phoenix Landing and Arc. (NOTE: Arc was formerly called An Tua Nua)
  • Other pubs such as the The FieldLansdowne Pub, and GameOn will also be good places to meet if the Phoenix Landing and Arc are full.

Fan Event

  • With LFC Legends Ian Rush & Robbie Fowler including Q&A, Music, Entertainment, Giveaways & more.
  • Doors: 7pm.  Start: 8pm till late. Venue: GameOn.
  • Open access to all – Just turn up! (NOTE: Venue capacity is 600 patrons)
  • NOTE: This is not an LFC Boston event. It’s a Liverpool FC event. LFC Boston are purely facilitating flow of information on behalf of LFC.
  • After the event we will head back to Arc bar and the Phoenix Landing.

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Liverpool to Play Dortmund in Preseason Friendly

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool will host Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund on August 10 at Anfield in an exhibition match right before the start both teams’ seasons.

The last time Liverpool played Dortmund was 13 years ago in the Champions League. They have played each other only six times in their clubs’ respected histories.

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Ian Ayre Promoted to Liverpool CEO

By Kevin Koczwara

Ian Ayre has his fair of critics (including this writer), but he has been a guiding force for Liverpool’s financial side since being named the club’s Commercial Director in 2007 and then Managing Director in 2011. He’s help broker some of the biggest sponsorship deals in the club’s history and moved it into the 21st century on the business side.

Now, Fenway Sports Group is rewarding Ayre with another promotion. He has reportedly been named CEO of Liverpool FC.

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Liverpool Agree to Emre Can Fee with Bayer Leverkusen

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool announced this morning that the club has agreed to a deal in principal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can. The deal has been in the works for weeks, but today the club announced that the player’s release clause had been met and the player is ready to  move to Anfield next season, but before officially making him a member of the squad the club needs to wait for the proper documentation to be completed to officially announce the midfielder’s arrival.

The Guardian reports the transfer price is £9.75 million and that the deal will be finished on July 1.

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