LIVERPOOL have been playing at Anfield ever since the Club was formed in 1892 . . . although it was originally the home of rivals Everton before they moved to Goodison Park.
Away fans are seated in the Anfield Road End, which houses 9,116 fans. It is opposite the famous Kop End, which holds 12,390, while the Main Stand (9,575), Centenary Stand (11,411) and the Paddock (2,454) complete the layout of the ground.
Plans were made in 2002 for a 60,000-seater stadium to be built but that never materialised, while a ground-share option with the Toffees has also been mooted. For now, the historic Anfield remains their home.
A Foot in Both Camps – Salif Diao
Liverpool brought Salif Diao to English football after he impressed during Senegal’s run to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
After Rafael Benitez replaced Gerard Houllier as manager at Anfield, Diao’s chances became limited and he was moved out on loan Birmingham City and Portsmouth. In total, he played 37 times for Liverpool in the league.
Following a successful spell with the Potters in the 2006/07 season, he moved to the Britannia Stadium in a permanent deal and went make 72 appearances across five years before being released this summer.
He started his career at AS Monaco in France, where he roomed with Thierry Henry.
Head north on the M6 and at junction 21a exit onto the M62 (towards M57/Liverpool).
At the Liverpool end of the M62, 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.
If you arrive early, then there is street parking to be found. However, recently a residents-only parking scheme has been introduced in some streets around the ground, so check any signs first.
Otherwise, it as an idea to park in the streets around Goodison Park and walk across Stanley Park to Anfield, or you can park in a secure parking area at Goodison Park itself which costs around £10.00.
60 Miles. Journey time - 1 hour 10 minutes. (Post Code: L4 0TH)
Lime Street Railway Station is three miles from Anfield. A taxi from Lime St. will cost about £4.00 for up to 5 passengers.
Buses go from nearby Queen Square Bus Station. On match days use the Merseyrail network to link with the Soccerbus service from Sandhills Station.
Check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for train information.
BBC Radio Merseyside broadcast on 95.8FM while Radio City are on 96.7FM.