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Liverpool Football Club is an English professional football club from Liverpool, England that plays in the Premier League. Liverpool has played at Anfield since the club's foundation in 1892 and was admitted to the Football League a year later.
England's most successful club of the 20th century, and one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football, Liverpool has won a joint-record 18 league titles, seven FA Cups and a record seven League Cups. Liverpool is the most successful English club in European competition having won five European Cups, the last in 2005, and three UEFA Cups. The club currently rank third in Europe and sixth in the world with the most international titles won.
The club's supporters have been involved in two major tragedies. The first was the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985, where charging Liverpool fans caused a wall to collapse, resulting in the death of 39 Juventus supporters. In the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives in a crush against perimeter fencing.
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Anfield Road stadium Information
Local TransportAnfield is easily accessible from all major routes into Liverpool. There are plenty of ways to get to Anfield, the easiest and most convenient is by public transport.
For up to date local train and bus times and information on travel tickets and passes visit Mersey Travel, or call the Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week - Minicom systems available)
By BusBased in Liverpool City Centre, take the 26 or 27 from Paradise St. Interchange, a 17 from Queen Square Bus Station or a 917 from St Johns Lane, directly to the ground. The 68/168, which operates between Bootle and Aigburth, and the 14 and 19 (from Queen Square) stop a short walk away.
By TrainLime Street Railway Station is two miles from Anfield. You can take a taxi from Lime Street or buses go from nearby Queen Square Bus Station. On match days you can use the Merseyrail network to link with the Soccerbus service from Sandhills Station.
Please note that all parking at Merseyrail stations is free of charge.
By Soccer BusFrequent shuttle buses run from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield for all Liverpool home Premier League and Cup matches.
The Soccerbus runs two hours before each match (last bus from Sandhills Station is approximately 15 minutes before kick-off) and for 50 minutes after the final whistle (subject to availability).
Please note that the Soccerbus only runs on match days.
If you're travelling by train, ask for a ticket to Anfield, and for an add-on of just £1.00 you'll get a return ticket for the Soccerbus.
You can pay as you board the bus - each single journey will cost just £1.50 and Soccerbus is FREE for those with valid Trio, Solo or Saveaway tickets or a Merseytravel Free Travel Pass.
By CarCAR PARKING
There are numerous car parks near to the Anfield stadium including:
- Anfield Junior School Car Park
- Gwladys Street SCHOOL CAR PARK
- Park End (Bullens) Car park
Please note: these car parks are only available on Match days.
From the North
Leave the M6 at Junction 23 and take the A580 (East Lancashire Rd) signposted to Liverpool. Follow the A580, passing under the M57 (11 miles) then under a railway bridge (2.75 miles) finally (0.75 mile later) turn left onto the A5058 (Queens Drive) towards Widnes. Proceed for 0.5 mile turning right at the lights into Utting Avenue. Pass under the railway bridge which continues into Arkles Lane. Please note that this area is a residents parking zone and a valid permit is required to park your car in any street within this vicinity. The ground is just to the right at the far end of Arkles Lane.
From the South and East
At end of the M62 Liverpool, keep in the right hand lane and take the signs for A5058 (Queens Drive). Stay on the A5058 passing St. Matthews Church (2.5 miles) finally turning left (in 0.5 mile) at the lights into Utting Avenue (Asda should be just visible on the right as you approach the lights). Pass under the railway bridge which continues into Arkles Lane. Please note that this area is a residents parking zone and a valid permit is required to park your car in any street within this vicinity. The ground is just to the right at the far end of Arkles Lane.
From the Wirral and North Wales
From the end of the M53 or A41, pass through one of the Mersey Tunnels (Toll Fare). Whichever tunnel you use you should take the A59 (North/Preston) as you leave the tunnel. Follow this road until you see signs for the A580 (St. Helens and Manchester). As you reach the junction where the A59 meets the A580, keep in the right hand lane (A580), which turns right after the lights onto a hill (Everton Valley). Please note that this area is a residents parking zone and a valid permit is required to park your car in any street within this vicinity. As the road climbs up the hill at the start of the A580 (Everton Valley) keep in the right hand lane. After the first set of traffic lights, use the right hand filter lane to turn onto the A5089, signposted Anfield. Anfield is down this road (Walton Breck Road) on the left hand side.
By AirLiverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 10 miles from the ground, and taxis should be easily obtainable.
Alternatively, you can catch the 80A or 86A bus from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway bus/rail interchange and ask for a rail ticket to Anfield. For just £1.00 extra on the normal rail fare, you'll get a return journey on the Soccerbus service, which links with Northern line trains at Sandhills station.