Anfield (capacity 54,074)
Initially the home to Everton (1884-1891), Anfield has been the permanent home to Liverpool since 1892, and is currently the seventh largest stadium in the country. The spine tingling pre-match rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is something that away fans never forget when they visit.
The last major changes to the ground took place in the 1990’s, firstly with the rebuilding of the two tiered Centenary Stand, and then the conversion of The Kop to an all seater stand, and finally adding a second tier onto the Anfield Road Stand. Despite shelving plans to relocate, work to add an additional tier on the Main Stand is now complete, which has increased the capacity to just over 54,000.
Away fans visiting Anfield are located in the lower tier of the Anfield Road stand with a typical allocation of 2,000.
If you arrive early enough, there is some street level parking available although residents only parking is increasingly being introduced in the surrounding area of the stadium. If you can’t find street level parking, there are other paid options within walking distance of Anfield.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near Anfield for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Florence Melly Community Primary School||L4 9UA||£10||1.6km|
Located a short walk away from Anfield through Stanley Park, Florence Melly Primary School is a great choice for away fans to park. Revenue from this car park is shared with the school too.
Pre-booking is strongly advised. Visit www.thebigparking.co.uk
|St Domingo Car Park||L5 0RS||£8 (£5 in advance)||0.8km||St Domingo Car Park is a popular choice amongst away fans, and is just a 10 minute walk from Anfield. It opens 3 hours before kick off and is open until 2 hours after the final whistle.|
|Priory Road||L4 2SL||£8||1.0km||Based within Stanley Park, there is a car park on Priory Road which costs £8 and is just a ten minute walk from the stadium.|
|The Dockers Club||L6 0BB||£5||1.8km||Home of Liverpool County Premier League side Waterloo Dock, this is an option for away fans and is just a 15 minute walk to Anfield.|
|Goodison Car Park||L4 4EL||£10||1.1km||There is a car park within the grounds of rival team Everton at Goodison Park, which is a popular choice for away fans and only a 10 minute walk from Anfield.|
At just under a mile away, Kirkdale station is the closest to Anfield. However, Sandhills Station might be a better option which is served by trains from Liverpool Central Station. This is because Sandhills Station is served by the Merseytravel Soccerbus, which runs a direct service to the stadium for a couple of hours before the game and around an hour after the final whistle.
Away fans should ensure they buy a ticket for Anfield rather than Sandhills even though that’s where you’d be getting off. This is because the train ticket is also valid for the Soccerbus and therefore it works out cheaper. The Soccerbus does get quite crowded after the game, so away fans may wish to consider walking or getting a taxi back to the railway station.
If you are walking from Kirkdale Station, then turn right upon exiting the station and cross the railway bridge. At the traffic lights, carry on up Westminster Road for about 250 metres, and then you’ll see the Elm Tree pub. Follow the road around the right hand bend and then turn left into Bradwell Street. At the end of Bradwell Street you will come to County Road, where you should cross at the traffic lights and continue along the road until you reach Walton Lane. Cross Walton Lane and enter Stanley Park following the footpath through the park, which exits on to Anfield Road and right next to the away end.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Anfield, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Anfield.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Liverpool, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
The Queens Arms
Telephone: 0151 363 5528
The Queens Arms is located in Aintree, Liverpool next door to the home of the Grand National and opposite Aintree Train station. It is a 12 minute drive to Anfield.
The pub is close to motorway junctions perfect for those travelling by coach with a big car park for coaches.
A warm welcome awaits visiting supporters both before and after matches with offers on drinks, Sky and BT sports on large HD TV screens around the pub as well as live entertainment every weekend.
See what other away fans think of Liverpool’s Anfield in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Liverpool perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
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