Post by Everton News. on Dec 30, 2017 18:26:30 GMT
Away Fan Guide: Liverpool
Liverpool Football Club, Anfield, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH
Tickets for this fixture are sold out and supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket.
No ticket upgrades will be available on the day of the fixture.
The Everton Fan Centre will be open 10-3pm on the day of the fixture to deal with any ticket queries and can be contacted on 0871 663 1878.
All fans should check their journey for changes as a result of the ongoing regeneration work around Anfield. New signage is positioned around the stadium to direct fans and additional stewards and Police officers will be present to help re-route pedestrians and vehicles to minimise disruption.
The current work and erection of construction hoardings adjacent to the Stadium means that pedestrian access via Rockfield Road, Back Rockfield Road and Lothair Road is no longer accessible by foot or vehicle. Fans will be re-routed via Anfield Road and Walton Breck Road.
The routine road closures, Walton Breck Road (10 minutes prior to kick-off) Anfield Road (45 minutes prior to kick-off) will remain in place.
From the North: Exit the M6 at junction 28. Follow signs for Liverpool A58 into Walton Hall Avenue. Stanley Park will come up on your left. It is advised to park up soon at this point due to road closures.
From the South: Take the M62 to the end of the motorway. Turn right into Queens Drive A5058. After 3 miles, turn left into Utting Avenue. After 1 mile, you will reach Anfield Road, where you will see the ground.
From the West: Go via the Mersey Tunnel (toll charges apply). Join A57. At the roundabout, take the first exit on to A59 (Byrom Street). Follow signs for A580 (Preston). Join A580. Just before Stanley Park, you will see the ground.
Liverpool Lime Street Station is located in the city centre, 2 miles from Anfield. From here you can get a taxi or get a bus from Queen’s Square bus station, a short walk from Lime Street. You can also use the Merseyrail network to Sandhills to link with the Soccerbus service. A Soccerbus ticket will cost £1.60.
The Arriva 26 and Stagecoach 17 both stop outside of Anfield from the city centre. The 26 starts at Liverpool One bus station and the 17 is at Queens Square bus station.
There are number of paying car parks near the ground on matchdays.
St Domingo car park is a 10-minute walk away from the stadium and it opens 3-hours before kick-off
Away turnstiles are located at the corner of the Anfield Road Stand (Turnstiles N, O and P).
Turnstiles will be open from 11am and fans are requested to be inside the stadium by 12:15pm (30 minutes before kick-off).
Any fans arriving after 12.15pm will experience a new queue management system around the stadium to ensure a steady flow of fans entering Anfield.
Everton stewards will be helping with the operation and will be present at the away turnstiles.
DISABLED SUPPORTER ACCESS
The disabled drop-off point is now situated on Anfield Road at the head of the Central Reservation of Utting Avenue between Arkles Road and Wylva Road. There are no changes to car parking access and facilities, taxi drop-off points or key bus services including Merseytravel’s Soccer Bus and 917 services. The Anfield Road car park will however be closed one hour before kick-off.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Away supporters have access to kiosks within Anfield, providing refreshments (including hot food).
Alcohol will be available on the concourse. This decision will be monitored and service can be stopped at any point on the day of the game.
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics whatsoever those found using them either home or away will be subject of action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using them could also result in a jail sentence that is how seriously the matter is being treated by courts across the country. As a Club we would also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. Apart from the risk of a ban or conviction the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled in wheelchairs who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
During the season 2015/16, we have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing”, culminating in beer being thrown in the air. This has happened on both home and away concourses and would stress has only involved a very small minority of fans.
This has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer. As we are sure you will agree this is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporter’s groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances. This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on the concourse, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior and we ask for your support in this.
Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture
Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available to help with any queries on the day of the fixture up until Kick Off via Email: [email protected]
A team of Everton stewards will also be in operation at the Stadium of Light and are on hand to help with any issues that arise on the day of the game.
Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane to fly to Africa before Everton game
Salah and Mane have scored 22 Premier League goals between them so far this season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is a matter of "respect" to allow Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to go to an awards night in Ghana 24 hours before the FA Cup game against Everton.
The attacking duo are on a three-man shortlist for the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award which will be named on Thursday.
"We sleep in a hotel, they sleep in a plane. That is all the difference," said Klopp.
"We have to show them respect."
The awards take place in Accra on Thursday evening with Liverpool kicking off against local rivals Everton at 19:55 GMT the day after.
Klopp says that his experience of managing the third nominee - Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - during his time at the German club means he understands the importance of the awards.
"If it had been a matchday they wouldn't have asked," he added.
"For our side, it is just a sign of respect.
"I had Aubameyang and there is nothing more important than to go there."
The awards recognise the best male and female players from the continent and organisers expect that all previous winners since their inception in 1992 will be present.
Salah, who scored the goal that took Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 as well as 23 in 29 appearances for Liverpool this season, won the BBC African Football of the Year award in December.
The 25-year-old missed Liverpool's 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday with a slight groin strain and Klopp says he is a doubt for the meeting with Everton regardless of his travel.
"If Mo is not fit, it will not be for that," he added.