Unlike some of the other successful British teams, Liverpool FC are well-liked by the majority of other fans. This may be in part due to a general liking of the city (home of the Beatles and the Scouse sense of humour), but also due to the reputation that Liverpool fans have for caring about their team.
Liverpool supporters have had their high moments and low moments over the year – ranging from the Bill Shankly’s success in the 1960s and the Double-winning side of 1986 to the Heysel and Hillsborough tragedies. All are writ large in the collective memory of the club.
To the Liverpool fan, Anfield is more than a ground – it’s home.
The Anfield stadium tour includes a magical moment where, to a backdrop of spine-tingling sound effects, you can walk down the tunnel, touch the world-famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign and emerge to the roar of the Kop! To book a place, visit the club website or telephone using the number provided. Tours take place every 15 minutes during peak periods. There is also a club museum and the Kop Café open all day. The official club superstore is situated in the Kop itself and is open from 9am until 5pm every day except Sundays (when it is open from 10am until 4pm).
Getting to Anfield:
BY ROAD - If arriving from the North, leave the M1 at J42 and follow the M62 towards Manchester.
The closest railway station to Goodison Park is Kirkdale which you can get to via Liverpool Central station. After leaving the station, turn right and cross the railway bridge. Follow Westminster Road and turn left into Goodall Street, at the Elm Tree pub. At the end of the street cross the junction into Harlech Street and follow it as far as County Road. Cross County Road at the traffic lights into Andrew Street (the stadium will be visible from the top of this road).
Goodison Park’s nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon airport (around 10 miles away). The 80A and 86A buses run from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway bus/rail interchange, where there are connections to Goodison.
Like many Premier League teams, Everton are looking to move from their present home – a home that they’ve enjoyed since the 19th Century. When the day comes for a move elsewhere, the “Grand Old Lady” of Liverpool will be no longer possible to visit. For any Everton fan, Goodison Park is well worth a visit, whether for a match or to tour.
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