Thursday, October 22

Liverpool travel and pub guide

Barclays Premier League
Sunday, October 25, 14:00


United have got 3,008 tickets in the Anfield Road End, costing £38 for adults, £28.50 for seniors and £19 for juniors.

All home and away end tickets have now been sold.

Away end touted tickets are going for about £200 each.

According to the BBC, it will be cloudy with sunny intervals during the game, with a temperature of 16C/61F

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, with the programme starting at 13:00 and ending at 16:00. Highlights of the game will be shown on BBC2's Match of the Day 2 show at 22:00.

Recommended: Get there and back by coach for £4.

Car - £10

If you're going by car and want free parking, type in the postcode L4 7UR on an internet routeplanner or in your satnav.

From Manchester, follow the M62 to the end and follow the directions to Utting Avenue, where you will find lots of street parking a five-minute walk from the ground.

To reach the ground, keep walking up, under the railway line and onto Arkles Lane and then right onto Anfield Road.

Parking around there will also give you an easy way out of Liverpool at full time, as you can turn onto the A5058, which leads directly onto the M62.

Train - £9.90
Trains are direct and take between 42 and 64 minutes.

It costs £9.90 for an off-peak return

Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street
08:53, 09:15, 10:15, 11:09, 12:09

Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
09:50, 10:50, 11:38, 11:50, 12:38

From Lime Street, Anfield is a 15-minute walk or a five-minute taxi ride costing about £5. There's a taxi rank at the right-hand exit of the station.

Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road
15:57, 16:01, 16:22, 16:57, 17:01, 17:22, 17:26, 17:57, 18:01 and frequent intervals afterwards.

Coach - £12
United are running coaches to this game. Leaving the Old Trafford N2 car park at 11.30am and estimated to return by 17:15. Places cost £18. Call 0161 868 800 to book.

Red Army Travel is running a coach to the game with places costing £16 per person. Call 0161 998 4455 or 07545 39 1999 for details.

The Betty Bus is running from Chorlton Street Coach Station at 11.30 and from the Bishops Blaize pub in Chester Road at 11:45 with places costing £12 per person. email to book your place.

National Express is running coaches between Chorlton Street Coach Station and Norton Street in Liverpool city centre from £4 return.

Coaches leave at 09:45, 10:45, 11:45 and 12:15
Coaches return at 16:00, 17:00, 17:45, 18:30, 19:30, 21:15 and 22:15

It probably goes without saying that you won't get in anywhere with colours. But if you're subtle, you can grab a pre-match pint at the following.

Coopers in Lime Street Station. Go up the stairs just to the side of Burger King. It's pricey but quiet.

Next to the station taxi rank is another quiet pub called MA Egertons on Pudsey Street.

Or across the road from the station on Great Charlotte Street, is a decent Wetherspoons pub called the Richard John Blackler.

And not too far away in St John's Square is Doctor Duncans, a pretty big pub with a decent range of beer on tap and a relaxed atmosphere.

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