Are you planning to visit the city of Liverpool and explore Anfield, the famous stadium of Liverpool Football Club? Or perhaps you have tickets for an upcoming match?
While Liverpool isn’t a particularly large city, on a first visit you may struggle to find your way around. To help make your inaugural appearance a smooth experience, here are some of the ways in which you can get to Anfield Stadium, the home of England’s most successful football club.
How to Get to Anfield
Liverpool has a fantastic transport infrastructure and is one of the largest cities in the North West, so getting to Anfield is relatively simple.
For train travellers, Lime Street Station is located in the heart of the city and connects to railways throughout the country. If you are visiting by car, you can access the city via the M57 or M62 motorways. If you are coming in from another country, your flight may be able to land at Liverpool John Lennon Airport where your journey can continue onwards to the city centre via local bus, train and taxi services. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is just 40 minutes away and welcomes arrivals from most places throughout the world.
Once you have arrived in the city, regardless of how you decide to travel to Anfield, the city centre is your best place for transport. One of the best ways to get to Anfield is without a doubt the LFC City Explorer Liverpool bus tour. This bus route has been designed to enable tourists to catch the best sights throughout the city including incredible views from Everton Park.
With LFC City Explorer, you are able to hop on and hop off at designated stops throughout the route, allowing you to take a sightseeing break before continuing your journey. The Liverpool bus tour stops right outside Anfield Stadium before beginning its reverse journey towards the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.
You’ve decided you want to explore a new city, but do you know which type of tour is best for your sightseeing adventure?
When it comes to choosing a sightseeing tour, your choice of transport could be by bus or walking. Each will have a number of differences which can affect the overall enjoyment of your tour and what you want to get out of the experience. You will have to consider what landmarks you want to visit, the distance required and your walking capability.
Bus Sightseeing Tours vs. Walking Tours
Here are a few reasons for choosing a bus tour instead of a walking tour:
Bus tours are able to cover more ground allowing you to tick off more attractions from your must-see list
Are you a complete newcomer to the city? You might feel quite uncomfortable walking around areas you know little about
The weather can be unpredictable, especially in Liverpool! With an open top bus you can catch the refreshing air upstairs or seek warmth and shelter below
Are you uncomfortable walking for long periods? Relax your legs while going from place to place
Catch a unique perspective of landmarks from a higher vantage point
Ultimately, a bus tour will get you greater value for your money compared to walking. You will be able to cover more ground over the course of a few hours and thus have the opportunity to check out a larger number of landmarks. This is even more of an efficient choice when you go with a hop on hop off bus, allowing you to combine the two. Simply choose when you want to relax your legs and learn about the city from an onboard tour guide. Then, when you’re ready, just hop off at a designated stop to explore the city yourself on foot.
With the LFC City Explorer tour bus, you will experience some of the best sights in Liverpool including incredible views of the city from Everton Park. Our open top bus takes you on an exhilarating sightseeing journey from the Albert Dock to Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium.
By staying in the city during your visit, you won’t have to rush your itinerary and can retreat to your room after our exhilarating full-day bus tour. This allows you to check out the city in its full glory and ensures you don’t miss a thing. We recommended staying at one of the many hotels throughout the city, such as the Richmond Hotel, a luxury apart-hotel in Liverpool.
Are you interested in discovering Liverpool in style? Click here to book an Anfield bus tour.
Liverpool Football Club is one of England’s most successful teams having won 41 trophies including 18 League Titles and 5 European Cups since it was founded 126 years ago. But do you know the history of the club? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test…
The founding years of Liverpool FC
The iconic history of Liverpool FC begins in 1892, a number ingrained in the club’s famous crest. The club’s Anfield premises originally belonged to local rivals Everton FC until a dispute resulted in the blue team of Merseyside leaving to form a new ground at Goodison Park. With an empty stadium at hand, local businessman John Houlding made the decision to create a new football team – Liverpool FC. The rest they say is history.
The very first competitive match played by an LFC team was on September 3, 1892 where Higher Walton were handed a very comfortable 8-0 defeat. In the years to come, Liverpool were promoted to the First Division at first attempt and won their first Football League title in 1901. With more success following on and off the field, including back-to-back titles and an Anfield expansion, the club endured a more than stellar start to life.
The 1970s-1980s were fully of glory
It’s this timeframe that no doubt marks the club’s most successful period to date. Heading into the 70s, Bill Shankly’s love of the game and his charismatic approach brought a fresh lease of life to the club. Liverpool’s first taste of European success came in 1973 with a victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Cup. Shankly’s resignation a year later was met with great sorrow but ushered in the Bob Paisley era where success came in many forms; 6 League Titles, 3 European Cups and 9 domestic trophies.
Paisley oversaw the beginning of Liverpool’s dominance in England and Europe and today remains the only manager to win three European Cups with a single team. Converting from player to manager, Kenny Dalglish took his hero status to a new level by leading the team to further success including their 18th and last League Title.
The 2000s brought joy & despair
What better way to bring in the new millennium than with a treble win, claiming the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup under the leadership of Gerard Houllier. The Spaniard Rafa Bentiez took over in 2004 and his debut season will be remembered for delivering one of sporting’s greatest comebacks in Istanbul to win Liverpool’s fifth European Cup. Following a dismal turn of events both on and off the pitch, an intense battle for ownership reached fever point on October 15, 2010 when Boston-based Fenway Sports Group won the right to take over. Within a matter of months, FSG re-appointed Kenny Dalglish whom ultimately delivered Liverpool’s first trophy in six years.
The season of 2013/14 almost brought Liverpool fans the league title they’ve been desperately been waiting for but even the deadly combination of Suarez and Sturridge couldn’t get it over the line. Fast forward to the present and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are displaying some of the best attacking football fans have ever seen, all under the roof of a magnificent new Main Stand. The future is optimistic and all connected to Liverpool Football Club will be hoping for a return to Champions League glory in Kiev this May.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not explore more of our wonderful city during the international break and learn more about the city and the history of the mighty Liverpool FC. The LFC City Explorer tour is the ideal activity and the perfect gift for any hardcore LFC.
The LFC City explorer takes you on an exiting trip on board an official LFC open top tour bus (the very same used on their parades) to some of the most iconic sites across the city related to the club before ending at Anfield. You can also feel free to visit the Anfield Museum inside the ground! (please be aware that this is not included in the price of the ticket)
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Welcome to LFC City explorer, today in this edition of LFC transfer rumours we discuss some of the hottest deals around the rumour mill as the summer transfer window is now officially open!
Liverpool not interested in Clichy:
Liverpool FC have ruled out a move for Manchester City defender Gael Clichy despite reports in certain quarters. Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Clichy although he is still keen to purchase a new left back during the summer transfer window.
LFC Complete Signing of Mohammad Salah:
The saga is finally over as Mohammad Salah has officially signed for LFC from Roma for a fee of £36.9M. The reds missed out on signing the winger back in 2014 after being beaten by Chelsea, but Salah says he has become a much better player since then.
Salah had this to say: “We have a great team and very good players,” he said on his arrival.
“I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100 percent to win something.”
Liverpool Reject bid for Alberto Moreno
Liverpool FC have rejected an £11m bid for out of favour Alberto Moreno from Napoli. The club are demanding a £15m fee for the left back however there are reports of a swap deal for Faouzi Ghoulam. According to Gianluca di Marzio, Liverpool are targeting Ghoulam as a potential solution to Klopp’s problem area at left-back.
Van Dijk Deal Falls Through!
In an extraordinary turn of events, Liverpool FC have released a statement officially ending their interest in signing Virgil Van Dijk and issuing an apology after Southampton FC have launched a complaint to the FA, accusing Liverpool of illegally approaching the player instead of going through the club. It is suggested at this point that Liverpool FC may face charges from the FA for their misconduct.
As many have pointed out on Twitter and Facebook, speaking to a player before the club is certainly nothing new. This suggests that Liverpool may have finally crossed a line due to their arrogance in all but telling the world he will be coming to Liverpool before even approaching the club.
Liverpool Football Club has decided to rename the Centenary Stand in favour for the Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of his incredible contribution to the club as a player and as a manger.
Joined by his friends and family for the ceremony, Kenny gave this speech; “I’m hugely honoured to be recognised by Liverpool in this way. This is a club that means so much, not just to me, but to countless people who have contributed to it either through their ability as footballers, their passion as supporters or their commitment as owners and administrators. I just hope that the people sitting in the stand that bears my name derive as much enjoyment from watching Liverpool as I have had from playing for them.”
The decision to honour Dalglish was made by the club’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG)
Kenny Dalglish Hounours
Kenny Dalglish featured in 502 games as a Liverpool player in the years 1977 – 1990, scoring 169 Goals in all competitions as well as winning the following:
6x League Titles: 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-1981, 1982-1983, 1983-1984, 1985-86
1x FA Cups: 1985-86
4x League Cups: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
5x Charity Shields: 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986
3x European Cups: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
1x Euafa Super Cup: 1977
Kenny managed Liverpool FC twice from the years 1985-1991 and again for a short period in 2011-2012
3x League Titles: 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
2x FA Cups: 1985–86, 1988–89
1x League Cup: 2011-2012
1x Super Cup: 1986-87
4x Charity Shields: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990
Kenny Dalglish’s contributions to the club were not only made on the pitch but also off it. During the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989 in which 96 innocent LFC fans lost their lives at an away game, Kenny provided support in the aftermath and the struggle for Justice to this day, highlighting his commitment to the club, fans, city and people of Merseyside.