AWAY DAYS: Liverpool travel information
20th January 2017
Liverpool v Swansea City
Saturday, January 21 (12.30pm kick-off)
Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH
Telephone: 0151 260 1433
What's it like? Anfield looks more impressive than ever thanks to the new main stand. Swans fans are housed in the Anfield Road end.
Head into the stadium in time for the fans singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' with the red and white scarves and flags held high. The atmosphere is great, so enjoy the experience.
Before entering the ground, it's worthwhile looking out for the famous Shankly Gates and the Bill Shankly statue just outside the club shop. Also, along Anfield Road, you will find the memorial for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
The facilities in the stand include a betting booth, a wide variety of burgers, hot dogs and pies, including Scouse pies.
Pubs and grub - The Arkles (L4 0TJ) is the away fans' pub. Get there early or it will be full, with queues of people waiting to get in.
The 'Flat Iron' (L4 0SZ), is a five-minute walk away. Although it's mostly full of Liverpool fans, the bars are mixed and the atmosphere should be very friendly. There's also a chip shop opposite.
To find this pub, turn left at the junction where Arkles is (with Anfield to your right) down Anfield Road. Head away from Anfield and the pub is on the right. Otherwise, alcohol is available inside the stadium.
Opposite the players' entrance on Anfield Road is an enclosed spacious food court. It has a seating area and overhead covering. The food court is open four hours before kick off and an hour after the game.
Parking - There are two ways to Anfield - through mid Wales (180 miles) or motorways (237 miles). Both take about the same amount of time.
If you arrive very early, street parking can be found. If not, park in the streets around Goodison Park and walk across Stanley Park to Anfield, or park in a secure parking area at Goodison (£10). Parking at The Dockers Club (L6 0BB) is £5, home of Liverpool County Premier Division side Waterloo Dock, a 15-minute walk away.
By train - Trains from Swansea for the six-hour journey to Kirkdale leave at 4,49am and 6,10am.
After the game, trains leave at 3.22pm and 5.22pm and get in at 9.23pm and 11.42pm.
Kirkdale station is under a mile away, turn right and cross the railway bridge, to the (now closed) Melrose Abbey pub, (L4 3TE). Walk alongside the pub and carry on, passing the Elm Tree pub (L4 4LZ), head towards Stanley Park and you'll find the stadium.
If buying train tickets in Liverpool, ask for a return to Anfield not Sandhills, as the ticket is valid for the Soccerbus.
Both Sandhills & Kirkdale stations can be reached from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Central, then changing for Kirkdale.
Taxis from Lime Street are about £6. The bus station is a seven-minute walk and well signposted. Buses 17a, 17b, 17c or 26 cost £1 and take 25 minutes and stop outside the ground.
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