LFC logoWhether you’re a dyed in the wool Liverpool supporter or only have a passing interest in football in general it’s more than likely that you’ll have heard of Anfield. It’s one of the most famous stadiums in the world and has been home to Liverpool Football Club since 1892. With a capacity of 54,167 since the opening of the refurbished Main Stand and the famous Kop overlooking the pitch, Anfield is known for its incredible atmosphere.

In these pages I’ll be telling you about the history of the stadium, as well as giving you some information about the seating plan and, perhaps most importantly of all, telling you which of the pubs in the area are the best to head to for a pre-match pint. It’s all part of the service here at AndCouldHePlay.com, which, of course, is named after one of the most famous songs sung by the Kop choir and is in honour of Kenny Dalglish.

Where Is Anfield?

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The beauty of Liverpool’s ever-growing fanbase is that there are still millions of people who know all about LFC but have yet to visit their Mecca. There’s no shame in that. Some fans will have you believe that there is a ‘locals v wools’ argument surrounding supporting Liverpool. Ignore them, they’re not real Liverpool fans. True Reds believe the mantra sung by Gerry & The Pacemakers in that well-known tune ‘Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey’:

People around every corner, they seem to smile and say,
“We don’t care what your name is boy, we’ll never turn you away”

So, where exactly is Anfield? The stadium actually takes its name from the area of Liverpool in which it is located. Anfield the area (and, for that matter, the ground itself) is actually located quite a way outside of the city centre. It’s not exactly easy to get to, but it’s not like visiting a foreign country either so don’t panic too much!

If you like to use a satellite based device to help you navigate your way around the place then the post-code you’ll need to get yourself to the home of Liverpool Football Club is L4 0TH. If you’re in the centre of Liverpool with your back to the river Mersey then the stadium is to your 11 o’clock.

Getting to the Ground


Let’s be honest, for a first time visitor the easiest and quickest way to get to the ground is by taxi. If you don’t mind sharing a cab then just ask anyone you see wearing a Liverpool top if they fancy jumping in with you and you’ll be there in no time.


I won’t bother giving you driving instructions as sat-navs and phones are a lot more accurate than my directions, but sufficed to say if you don’t use either of them then you’ll be wanting to get into Liverpool before following the signs to the ‘Stadia’ (Everton’s ground Goodison Park is nearby). There’s no parking directly outside Anfield but you’ll be able to park a short walk away as detailed in our guide on Parking Near Anfield Stadium.


The Soccerbus is a convenient way to get to the ground with other fans. It runs from Sandhills Station, which is reachable on the Merseyrail Northern Line. It runs for two hours before the match and just under an hour afterwards. At the time of writing it costs 50p and so is probably the most cost-effective way of getting to Anfield on a match day.

Other Pages

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Anfield History

The history of Anfield Stadium from humble beginnings to the modern era.

Anfield Redevelopment

The future plans for the stadium with phase one underway and plans for phase two.

Anfield Seating Plan

Personal insight into where to sit from a die hard Liverpool fan.

Pubs & Food Near Anfield

Further insight from a local Liverpudlian on the best places to have a pint before the match near Anfield Stadium.

Hotels Near Anfield Stadium

The best places to stay near Anfield Field with city centre options for those looking to catch some of the Liverpool sights at the same time.

How to Get Liverpool Tickets

The low-down on how to secure tickets to an all-coveted Liverpool match.