Liverpool vs Stoke City
Tuesday 27th December 2016 | Kick Off 5.15pm
L4 0THANFIELD will have a rather different look about it for Stoke City's third and final visit of 2016.
Whilst construction work to extend Liverpool's main stand was ongoing above and behind the stadium in both the trips for the Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg and Premier League clash last term, this season's meeting will see the Potters walk out from the brand new tunnel in the completed structure for the very first time.
The home of the Reds 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 across Stanley Park following a dispute over rent.
The highest attendance ever witnessed at the stadium stands at 61,905 for Liverpool's 2-1 FA Cup Fourth Round win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1952.
Stoke City supporters are housed in the corner of the Anfield Road Stand behind one of the goals, itself refurbished with the addition of a second tier in 1998.
Liverpool have a team of dedicated fan support team who are on hand around the exterior of Anfield - as well as Lime Street train station and Queens Square bus station - to assist with any enquiries.
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.
Liverpool open fan areas on Anfield Road and Paisley Square four hours prior to kick off which welcome both home and away supporters.
Food and drink is available with street food style offerings whilst the toilets also include disabled and baby-changing facilities.
There are also activities and competitions for all fans to take part in regardless of their age.
JOURNEY BY ROAD
60 miles from bet365 Stadium - 1 hour 10 minutes
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.
JOURNEY BY TRAIN
Liverpool Lime Street Station is two miles from Anfield and can be reached from Stoke-on-Trent 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).
BBC Radio Merseyside broadcast on 95.8FM while Radio City are on 96.7FM.