Away Days: Anfield

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Written by @craigpodevin

We head into our first game of the competitive season against a Liverpool team tipped to challenge City for the title. I’m feeling optimistic about this season personally, but I would happily come away from Anfield with a point. Let’s kick off our season positively and back the lads ahead of the new season.

General information:

Stadium: Anfield

Capacity: 54,074

Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH

Anfield is truly one of England’s great stadiums, it holds a classic 4-sided stadium feel and still feels traditional despite being massive and fairly modern following the expansion of the main stand. Around the ground, there is a statue of Bill Shankly the Bob Paisley gate near the club shop and behind the Main Stand is a memorial to the victims of Hillsborough. Keep an eye out for Baz collecting for Isla too!

Travel:

Train & Bus

The nearest railway stadium is Kirkdale, however it’s probably easier to go to Sandhills and get a bus service to the ground as they run a couple of hours before the game and up to 50 minutes after. Your train ticket is valid on this bus route. Both stations are accessible via Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Central and changing there.

Liverpool Lime Street is about 2 miles from the stadium so it’s advised that you change for more local services. However you can also catch a bus from Liverpool Lime Street and it will take about 15 minutes to get to the stadium depending on traffic.

Car

Follow the M62 until the end, then keep right onto the A5058 Ring Road North and there will be signposts for football stadia. After about three miles turn left into Utting Avenue, carry on for a mile and turn right at Arkles. Postcode: L4 0TH

Parking

Most of the roads around Anfield and car parks are permit only, however Goodison Park offers parking for £10. The Dockers Club also offers parking for £5 and is less than a 15 minute walk to the ground.

Food and drink:

The best pub for away fans is Arkles pub which is right near the ground on Anfield Road. It has a chip shop just around the corner from it called John’s Supper Bar. If it’s too busy there, there’s another pub called Flat Iron which is about another 5 minutes walk from the pub.

Inside the stadium they serve Carlsberg for £3.90 per 500ml, ‘scouse’ pie, potato and meat pie, potato and butter, cheese slices and sausage rolls all for £3.40.

 

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