Reviewed by Rachel Cassey-Holland
This Liverpool FC musical presentation box could be this year’s must-have Christmas gift for any die-hard Liverpool fan. The box itself is a nice size and looks and feels like a premium product. The LFC Liverbird is proudly printed in silver foil on the cover with the iconic words from the Kop’s famous anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone” is printed in silver foil around all 4 corners of the cover.
The real surprise though, comes when you lift the lid on this presentation box. As you carefully prise the lid from its setting you are met with a resounding rendition of the Kop at full voice singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, enough to make any Liverpool fan come over all emotional. There’s also a very nostalgic black & white photo of the Kop on the inside of the cover just to add some visual imagery to the voice of the Kop choir. Place the lid to one side and your attention, turns to the contents inside the box itself.
First you see the certificate of authenticity. Only 2000 of these presentation boxes were produced and the certificate tells you which piece number of the 2020 Collector’s Edition Box Set you have been lucky enough to acquire. Under the certificate you can see a rather intriguing package wrapped in high quality white tissue paper. The paper is folded to meet in the middle and sealed by a lovely white circular sticker with the LFC Liverbird printed on it. Carefully peel back the sticker and open the tissue paper to reveal the amazing sight of the whole Liverpool squad, led by Jordan Henderson lifting the European Cup. The words Liverpool FC Official 2020 Calendar with 6 stars underneath tell you all you need to know, this is from the famous victory against Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final in Istanbul.
Look through the calendar and all the memories are there, waiting to be savoured every time you look at the wall throughout the year to come. Divock Origi kicks off January followed by James Milner taking February and Joel Matip looking after March. Mo ‘The Egyptian King’ Salah will be looking down at you during April while the Captain, Jordan Henderson lifts the cup for the whole of May. Trent, Alisson and Sadio cover the long summer months while Andy Robertson makes a typical perfectly timed interception to take over September followed by Wijnaldum, Van Dijk and finishing the year off with Bobby Firmino at his smiling best to round off 2020.
If that wasn’t enough, take a look under the calendar and you’ll find a fantastic LFC 2020 diary with matching pen. The diary itself is of a very good quality with a smart black cover featuring a silver foil Liverbird and the now famous 6 stars, signifying Liverpool’s 6 European trophy triumphs. A LFC red elasticated fastener band keeps the diary secure and a red bookmark ribbon means it is easy to mark any page you want. The inside cover and first page of the diary features a pleasing black on red LFC Liverbird pattern which adds to the feeling of exclusiveness when you open the diary. The diary itself is easy to use and marks out things like Bank Holidays, has a neat little calendar of the month on each spread and also features a LFC Liverbird.
It truly is a fantastic set that any Liverpool fan would be proud to own and I could imagine many being delighted to see under their Christmas tree. I would highly recommend the Liverpool FC 2020 Collector’s Edition Box Set as the ideal Christmas present for any Liverpool fan.
Not a Liverpool fan? A Manchester United version is also available.
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