48 hours in Liverpool for a football fan
Football has a long and illustrious history in Liverpool, two clubs split the city in half. One side of the city is Red, the other is Blue. We are of course talking about the famous Merseyside rivalry of Liverpool and Everton, two Premier League giants. It’s now time to explore Liverpool for yourself, discover why passions run high, why tears are split and whether you’re a Red or a Toffee! We’ve got you covered with the best places to watch the game, where to eat and how to get inside the famous stadiums for yourself!
It's match day
Every football fan needs to start their day off properly with a good hearty breakfast. Match days can be extremely long days, you may be celebrating into the early hours of the morning or spending the day trying to get over an embarrassing defeat. The Anfield Café knows exactly how to fuel up football fans for a day of footballing action. With generous breakfast portions and great service, you will be ready for a full day of footballing action.
Watch the match
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a ticket the game, but being in Liverpool on game day means you will still experience the thrill of match day where ever you are. Football runs through the veins of Liverpool, two sides of the city that bleed either red or blue but are brought together by the love and passion they have for the beautiful game.
The combination of being in the centre of Liverpool and the fans who frequent this bar are what makes McCooley’s so special. The fans’ emotions run high here, their passion runs deep in their hearts and their love of football radiates from them creating the ultimate match day atmosphere.
Football is a way of life for most of the people in Liverpool, so much so they even name city centre hotels after footballing legends. The Shankly Hotel, named after former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly creates a real match day atmosphere on their rooftop terrace. Fans muster here on match days to share the highs and lows of watching some of the best football in the world together.
Red or Blue, it doesn’t matter at Pogue Mahone, football rules in this pub and has no bias towards who you support. On match days, you can soak up the electrifying atmosphere with fellow football fans. Be warned, passions run high, tears are spilt, hearts will be broken and dreams will come true when you’re watching football in Liverpool.
After the game
Inject a bit of Bavarian into your night out at Bierkeller, the most fun Bavarian bar in town. The German bar celebrates all things Oktoberfest with its long communal tables, perfect for parties, steins of ice-cold beer and live music in the form of an Oompah band.
Located on Slater Street, The Shipping Forecast is an alternative venue where you can eat, drink and be merry. On the ground floor, they serve craft beers and food from their American diner inspired menu. Below ground you’ll find a mix of local acts, touring bands and DJs all perform keeping the party going into the night.
The morning after...
A visit to Liverpool would not be complete without a visit to either Anfield or Goodison Park. Whether you’re a Toffee or a Red both stadiums are equally impressive.
This is your chance to experience the magic of Anfield. As you are guided around the famous stadium you will get to visit the home team dressing room, the press room and walk down the tunnel to the pitch as if you were playing for Liverpool. As you walk down the tunnel don’t forget to touch the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign. The guided tour at Anfield also includes entrance to Liverpool’s interactive museum.
Imagine sitting in the dugout at Goodison Park looking out over the pitch as if you was a player or the manager. You can do all of that as you’re guided round the stadium. You also get a chance to go into the home team dressing room to see where the players get ready before the big game.
The Bastion at the Shankly Hotel attracts football legends from both past and the present. Some well-loved Liverpool players including Kevin Keegan, John Aldridge and Jamie Carragher have graced this restaurant. They also have a match day experience offering a meal and drink offers, prize giveaways and the occasional Liverpool legends hosting on special occasions.
When Reds boss Jurgen Klopp first arrived in Liverpool, one of his first stops was to Gusto. That’s not the only famous footballing face spotted in there either, players spotted included Reds captain Jordan Henderson and Toffees right back Seamus Coleman.