Liverpool supporters are being given the opportunity to own a piece of Reds history and help support the Liverpool Former Players Association in a special memorabilia auction being held at Anfield.
The unique event, which will be held on Thursday February 22, will see more than 380 items from the club’s old Main Stand go under the hammer and auctioned off to fans.
A donation from the auction proceeds will be made to the Liverpool Former Players Association – via the LFC Foundation – to support a local charity of their choice that helps young people across Merseyside.
The auction is in itself a piece of history; for the first time, the club is giving its supporters an opportunity, in a live auction-room setting at Anfield, to bid for their own piece of Liverpool FC history.
The driving force behind this unique occasion was the re-building of the Main Stand. This hugely significant project saw the end of the 1970s-era stand pulled down whilst retaining the original 1906 Archibald Leitch section intact, beneath the new structure that opened in September 2016.
John Aldridge, chair of the Former Players Association, said: “This is a great way for fans to have an opportunity to bid for items that represent our history. We’re fully supportive that some of the proceeds will come to our group and we will donate those funds to a local charity of our choice that really helps young people within our city.”
A Tom Murphy maquette of his celebrated sculpture of Bill Shankly that stands at the entrance to Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium, one of three presented to LFC as part of the commission of the full-size statue sponsored by Carlsberg in 1998. Two are preserved by LFC and will never be available, this third example represents a unique opportunity to acquire an original work of art of arguably the most significant personality in Liverpool Football Club history.
A Liverpool Football Club crest removed from the perimeter fence/gate to the Main Stand at Anfield in June 2016 will also be available. This will be the only example ever offered for sale, the other similar crests are all preserved in the LFC Museum collection for future relocation in the new Main Stand and elsewhere.
For more information on the auction and access, please visit the official club site here.