A ‘hot’ night for The Reds

Stamford Tyres Malaysia treat local Liverpool FC fans to special match viewing party

Local fans of English Premier League team Liverpool FC had a blast when Stamford Tyres Malaysia (STM), the local custodians of the Falken Tyres brand, held a special live match viewing party recently.

It was held at The Highlanders restaurant and bar in Kelana Jaya, Selangor, on Feb 5  when The Reds took to the pitch at Anfield to play archrivals Tottenham Hotspur. Among those at the party were STM's executive vice-president and CEO Mr Cham Soon Kian, accounts manager of purchasing and marketing Ms Chye ChewYong and Ms Norma Ng.

To spice up the evening, STM held interactive activities and contests before the kickoff, the highlight of which being a score prediction contest. Guests comprised mostly of walk-ins and KLK members. They were treated to exclusive goodie bags and free beer tokens, all fully sponsored by STM Falken Malaysia.

Among the pre-game activities was a mini photo contest where participants vied to win an exclusive Liverpool FC jersey. Participants were required to pose creatively with  specially prepared Falken Tyres and Liverpool FC standees and Falken Tyres products that were on display and post it on their Facebook using the hashtags #FalkenMalaysia and #FalkenLFC2018.

For the record, it was an exciting night of football for both teams as Tottenham Hotspur scored in injury-time to force a  2-2 draw in a match that kept guests on the edge of their seats  throughout the 90 minutes.

Liverpool were leading 1-0 with 12 minutes left after Mohamed Salah's opener but Victor Wanyama thumped Spurs level before Kane won a penalty on 85 minutes. However, the England international missed the chance and Salah sensationally put Liverpool in front in injury time with an exquisite solo effort.

That looked the end of the drama but Spurs won a second penalty with their final attack when the linesman overruled referee Jon Moss for a Virgil van Dijk challenge on Erik Lamela. Kane made no mistake from the spot to earn Spurs the 2-2 draw.

But there were other winners on the night. Besides the photo contest, the evening's big winner was Sashi Nair who correctly predicted the score and took home a brand new set of 15-inch Falken tyres from STM.

Falken Tyres brand has established a global partnership with Liverpool since July last year as the football club's official tyre partner, and they have been been involved in a number of exciting campaigns and activities.

Visit the official Falken Malaysia Facebook page to stay up to date with the brand's new product range and other exciting campaigns.