Football Trip to Liverpool – Anfield & Goodison Park

Seats at Anfield Stadium
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Liverpool Football Club’s iconic Anfield Stadium is less than a mile from city rivals Everton’s Goodison Park. The stadiums are home to two of the most famous teams in world football – not just in the English league.

Liverpool are 19-times English League/Premier League winners and have claimed six European Cup/Champions League trophies along with a host of other pieces of silverware. The Anfielders are one of the world’s most popular clubs with millions of supporters scattered around the globe. 

Not to be outdone, Everton have won nine top-flight English titles along with five FA Cups. Although they have not seen the success that Liverpool have achieved, Everton are still a legendary club that is supported all over the world. 

A trip to Merseyside shouldn’t be without a visit to the homes of Liverpool FC and Everton. A Liverpool football tour should be experienced by all fans of the club – and even non-fans. With the stadiums so close in proximity, an Everton football tour can be completed in the same day. So, what are you waiting for? Take a trip to Liverpool and experience two of the cathedrals of English football.

Be sure to find a nice place to stay in Liverpool before booking your football tour.

Liverpool football tour

The Liverpool football tour of Anfield is an incredible experience. You don’t need to be a die-hard Red to enjoy a trip to the ground. Anfield was built in 1884 and despite undergoing renovations over the decades, it remains true to its original form. Compared to some of the other major clubs around Europe, Anfield is small in size, although current owners Fenway Sports Group have expanded the ground. 

You may not know it, but the stadium was originally the home of Everton, before a dispute over money forced the club out and spawned the formation of Liverpool Football Club. 

A trip to Anfield gives you the chance to explore the iconic ground from multiple levels. You can even enjoy a cold beer midway through the tour and sit in some of the old chairs that used to be located in the stadium. Along with a Liverpool football tour of the stadium that takes you through the home dressing room, players’ lounge, press conference room, and down the tunnel, you have the opportunity to snap photos with the Premier League trophy and/or Champions League cup in the museum. A trip to Anfield is truly memorable for all football fans. 

Trip to Anfield

On a trip to Anfield, you will experience epic views of the ground’s pitch. From high atop the stadium’s main stand, you will also enjoy great views of the city landscape. The tour will take you to the state-of-the-art home and away team dressing rooms where Liverpool player shirts are hung. 

The Press Room gives you the chance to do your best Jurgen Klopp impression. Before walking onto the pitch and sitting in Klopp’s seat – which he rarely sits in – you have the opportunity to touch the famous ‘This Is Anfield’ sign as you walk down the tunnel.

The Anfield Liverpool football tour is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19. However, tours may resume in May or June as the United Kingdom opens up further. When tours resume, you can book a tour via the club’s website. Anfield ticket prices for the Liverpool football tour:

  • Adults – £20 
  • Kids under-16 – £12
  • Family ticket (two parents, two kids) – £55

How to get from Liverpool city centre to Anfield

Outside of Liverpool Lime Street train station, you can jump in a black cab taxi or book an uber. On matchdays, it isn’t uncommon to share a black cab with other fans headed up to the stadium. Due to Anfield’s distance from the city centre, it is more efficient to take a cab. Fans can also take buses from the Queen Square station. Unfortunately, no tram line has been built between the stadium and city centre.

Everton football tour

Trip to Goodison Park
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The Everton football tour takes fans behind-the-scenes at Goodison Park. The club’s expert guides express their knowledge of the club and teach fans all about the Toffees’ history. You may even learn something you never knew about the club on your Everton football tour. 

Fans visit parts of the newly refurbished hospitality lounges and learn about what goes on during a matchday. Everton football tours take you to the directors’ box and the players’ changing rooms. You will then walk down the players’ tunnel and out to the dugouts. The Everton football tour of Goodison Park takes around 60 to 80 minutes to complete, but may last longer depending on group size.

Trip to Goodison Park

You can book your tick for the Everton football tour at Goodison Park via the club’s website. You can also call the Fan Centre at 0151.556.1878 to book a tour of the ground. 

At the moment, tours have been suspended until it is safe to explore the ground post-COVID-19 pandemic. A trip to Goodison Park may be possible in May and June. Tickets for the Everton tour cost: 

  • Adult (22-plus) – £15
  • Adults (65-plus) – £10 
  • Young persons (16-21) – £10 
  • Junior (Under-16s) – £5 
  • Under-4s – Free 

How to get from Liverpool city centre to Goodison Park

Liverpool Lime Street train station is roughly two miles from Goodison Park. You can take a black cab taxi or book an uber to reach the stadium. Cab and/or Uber are often the quickest, most efficient way to get from Liverpool city centre to Goodison Park.

There is no metro service that runs from the city centre to Goodison Park. However, you can take a local bus service from Queen Square Bus Station in Liverpool city centre to the ground. Bus numbers 19, 20, 21, 310, and 345 all go from the bus station to Goodison Park.

Soccerbus is another way to get to and from the stadium on matchday. The frequent shuttle bus service runs directly between Sandhills Station to Goodison Park. Finally, Kirkdale Train Station is just a mile away from Goodison Park. The station is on the Northern Line. You can take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Kirkdale and walk the rest of the way to Goodison Park.

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