Anfield is an all seater stadium, with a capacity of 45,500. It is of course home to the famous Liverpool FC.
The legendary Kop terrace has been replaced by a large single-tiered stand. The most recent addition is the Anfield Road Stand, at the opposite end of the ground, some of which is allocated to away supporters.
Notable features of the stadium include gates named after former Liverpool managers, namely the Bob Paisley Gate and the Bill Shankly gate. In addition, a statue of Shankly is situated outside the stadium. Also on Anfield Road is a memorial to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
How to get to Anfield
The Anfield stadium is located in Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH. Anfield is easily accessible from all major routes into Liverpool. The ground is only 4km from the city centre and 6km from the M62.
Away fans driving from the North should exit the M1 at junction 42, following the M62 towards Manchester, exiting at junction 12 towards M6 / Warrington / Liverpool / Chester. Follow the A5058 (Queens Drive) for some 3 miles, before turning left into Utting Avenue. After ½ mile, bear right to continue on Utting Avenue and Arkles Lane. Anfield Road is about 100 yards further on, on the right.
Fans driving from the South are advised to follow the M6 as far as junction 21a, exiting onto the M62 towards Liverpool / M57 / Warrington / Southport. After some 15 miles, bear right in to Queens Drive. Directions to the ground are then as from the North.
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Liverpool’s main Lime Street station is in excess of 3 miles from the stadium, so probably a little too far to be a comfortable walk for many visiting fans. A better alternative is to get a connection, via Liverpool Central, to Kirkdale or Sandhills station. Sandhills station offers a bus service to Anfield, running approximately 2 hours either side of the game.
Kirkdale station is closer to the ground (within a mile). On exit, turn right across the railway bridge and along Westminster Road. Turn left into Bradwell Street and follow this until reaching County Road. Cross County Road and take the road to the left of the Aldi supermarket, until reaching Walton Lane. Goodison Park is visible on the left. After crossing Walton Lane, continue through Stanley Park, exiting onto Anfield Road near the away end. Click here to check the current train timetables
Liverpool John Lennon is the nearest airport to Anfield, at a distance of approximately 10 miles. The 80A and 86A buses run from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway bus/rail interchange, with connections to Anfield. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Liverpool that can take you to and from Anfield. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
Street parking is available near the ground for early arrivals. The car park behind the Anfield Road Stand offers on-site parking. Reasonably priced parking is also available at Goodison Park.
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Away Friendly Pubs near Anfield
The Flat Iron pub is within 5 minutes of the ground. Though popular with home fans, visitors have reported a very friendly atmosphere.
The “traditional” pub for away fans is the Arkles pub near the ground itself. However, from lunchtime onwards it can become uncomfortably overcrowded on match days.
Other away friendly pubs include the Melrose Abbey, near Kirkdale Station.
Hotels near Anfield
Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, Liverpool Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH is directly opposite Lime Street station. Opened in 1998, the hotel offers modern facilities including indoor swimming pool and fitness centre for those so inclined. On-site parking is available for an extra charge.
Jurys Inn Liverpool, Liverpool No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN is situated at Kings Waterfront, just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Featuring large spacious bedrooms, Jurys Inn Liverpool has attracted excellent reviews from visiting fans. Reasonably priced nearby parking is available.
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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Anfield?
The vast majority of fans have reported a trip to Anfield as a rewarding experience. Many have commented upon it as one of the legendary venues, steeped in footballing history, with the Bill Shankly statue and memorial gates.
The atmosphere within the stadium is reported as being very friendly, and the proximity of the home fans in certain areas gave no feeling of intimidation. The stadium’s facilities are reported adequate. A major complaint from away fans seems to be tickets sold as “restricted view,” as the view of the play is very restricted, especially when those in front stand up.