Liverpool vs Stoke City
Saturday 29th November 2014 | Kick Off 3.00pm
L4 0THANFIELD has been the home of Liverpool since their formation in 1892.
It was, however, first used by neighbours Everton who played home games there for six years, before leaving to move into their own purpose-built ground following a dispute over rent.
The highest attendance ever witnessed at the stadium is 61,905 for Liverpool's 2-1 FA Cup Fourth Round win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1952, although the capacity at the now all-seated stadium is 45,362.
Constant work has been carried out at Anfield through the years, with the Main Stand's paddock terracing area being replaced by seating in 1982.
Ten years on, the Kemlyn Road stand was replaced by a two-tiered Centenary Stand to coincide with the anniversary of the Club's formation, whilst the Kop was rebuilt to become another all-seated stand in 1994.
The Anfield Road Stand was refurbished and given a second tier in 1998 too, and it is in the lower tier where Stoke City supporters will be situated for the match.
It was proposed back in 2002 that Liverpool could move to a new stadium in the adjacent Stanley Park, but in April the club revealed expansion plans that would start with 8,250 seats being added to the Main Stand to increase the total capacity to 53,250.
Liverpool have a team of dedicated Fan Support Team who are on hand around the exterior of Anfield to assist fans with any enquiries they may have.
The location areas where the team members are based are visible and are easy to identify by their yellow high visibility jackets and information flags.
The nearest cash machine is located outside the Kop entrance to the stadium, the opposite end to where the visiting supporters' turnstiles are situated.
FAMILY PARK AND FOOD VILLAGE
Based on Anfield Road opposite the turnstiles for Stoke City supporters, the Family Park and Food Village welcome supporters and families of both teams.
Open from three hours before kick off, there are catering bars offering a variety of hot and cold food and drink, along with activities and competitions for fans of all ages to take part in.
The Family Park and Food Village also includes a disabled toiled and baby changing facilities.
ENTRY INTO ANFIELD
Liverpool's stewards will be conducting ticket checks and searches before fans access the turnstiles.
Once inside Anfield, the stewards will be hand to direct fans to the seat marked on their tickets.
They will not be able to upgrade any concessionary tickets from junior/senior to adult tickets on the day of the game.
In recent years, Liverpool have made some changes to enhance the experience of visiting supporters and they can expect a warm welcome and friendly staff, dressed in Stoke team colours.
Concourse kiosks offer a range of hot and cold refreshments. Meal deals include a pie and a drink, or a hot dog and a drink, from £5.40 or cookie and muffin with a hot drink from £3.80.
To manage the expectations of those fans who only want a pint and a programme, a separate kiosk is available to save time queuing at the main kiosks.
Head north on the M6 and at junction 21a exit eastbound onto the M62 (toward M57/Liverpool).
At the Liverpool end of the M62, keep in the right hand lane and follow signs for the A5058 (Queens Drive).
Stay on the A5058, passing St. Matthews Church (2.5 miles) to finally turn 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. The stadium is just to the right at the far end.
There are numerous car parks near to Anfield including the St Domingo Road car park (post code L5 0RS), which is roughly a 10-minute walk to the stadium. For a PDF map, click HERE
Please note that there area is a residents-only parking zone and a valid permit is required to park a car in any street within the vicinity of the stadium.
60 miles from the Britannia Stadium - 1 hour 10 minutes
GOING BY TRAIN
Liverpool Lime Street Station is two miles from Anfield and can be reached from Stoke-on-Trent Station via Crewe, Stafford and Manchester.
Taxis from Lime Street to Anfield usually cost between £7 and £9.
Bus number 18 runs from the nearby Queen Square Bus Station to the stadium, whilst the number 26 and 27 services operate from Liverpool One's Bus Station.
The popular Soccerbus service also runs from Sandhills Station, one stop north of Lime Street on Merseyrail's Northern Line.
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).
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.