Anfield is one of the largest football grounds in English football, built in 1884 and has been home to Liverpool Football Club since their formation in 1892. The ground was originally the home of city rivals Everton, before they moved to Goodison Park following a dispute with their club president.
The first match at the ground was on the 28th September 1884 between Everton and Earlestown in which the home side won 5-0. Liverpool’s first match was a friendly against Rotherham Town on the 1st September 1892 in which they won 7-1.
Anfield has hosted international football, the first being British Home Championship match in which England defeated Ireland 6-1 in 1889. England have since played several internationals at the ground. Anfield hosted three group games and a quarter-final at UEFA Euro 1996, with France defeating the Netherlands on penalties. There have also been several rugby league matches held at the ground, including the 2019 Super League Magic Weekend.
The Kop is the most well known stand of the ground and it is one of the great sights in world football to hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Along’ sung by the Liverpool fans pre-kickoff.
There were proposals in recent years to move Liverpool away from Anfield, however these proposals have been dismissed and the club have since expanded the Main Stand, with further expansion expected in the coming years.
Tenants: Liverpool Football Club
Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH
Tickets at Anfield
Liverpool FC Tickets
Ticket availability for Liverpool matches at Anfield vary depending on opposition. Prices for the 2018-2019 Premier League season ranged from £37-£59 (Adults), £28-£44 (Over 65), £9 (Junior) and £18.50-£29.50 (Young Adult).
For ticket information and to purchase tickets through the Liverpool FC official website, click here.
Anfield Stadium Tour
Stadium tours of Anfield are available 7 days a week, 10am – 3pm dependent on fixtures. Matchday tours are also available.
Prices are £20 for Adult’s, £15 for Students/Seniors and £12 for a Child (Under 16). Tickets include entry to the Club’s museum and The Steven Gerrard Collection exhibition.
For further information and to book, please click here.
Location & Travel to Anfield
The stadium is located in the suburb of Anfield, approximately 2 miles north of Liverpool city centre.
Airport – Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 10 miles away from the stadium, with connections with many UK and international destinations.
From the airport catch the 80A, 86A or 500 bus to Liverpool South Parkway then take a train to Sandhills Station. From here you can use the Soccerbus as below.
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Bus – The bus journey from Liverpool City Centre to the stadium takes about 15 minutes. On matchday, Stagecoach 917 service runs from St Johns Lane (opposite Lime Street Station) from 3 hours before kick off. Adult fare is £2.20, young persons are £1.10.
Other services from the city centre include the 26 (Liverpool ONE bus station) or 17 (Queen Square bus station) directly to Anfield. Alternatively, the 68/168 (between Bootle and Aigburth) and 14 or 19 (Queen Square) stop close to Anfield.
The Soccerbus, run by Merseyrail, operates from Sandhill Station to Anfield from two hours before kick off.
Train – Lime Street is the main train station in Liverpool and is approximately two miles from Anfield, from the station you can catch a bus to the ground as above. Lime Street has connections to many of the UK’s main stations.
Alternatively, you can catch a train to Sandhills or Kirkdale station which are both within a 30 minute walk of Anfield.
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Hotels near Anfield
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Further Information & Events
Last Updated on February 10, 2023 by Sports Tourist