Liverpool FC have teamed up with Stagecoach Bus to offer supporters a more efficient way of getting to and from Anfield this season.
Fans will be able to use the 917 express bus service, which will run direct from Liverpool city centre to Anfield, up to every 10 minutes on matchdays.
To celebrate the launch of the new service, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi joined forces to take part in a challenge that saw the Reds strikers try their hand at driving Stagecoach’s 917 double-decker bus.
The 917 service will depart from St John's Lane (opposite Lime Street Station) and will be ready to leave from Walton Breck Road after the final whistle.
Matchday staff will also be on hand to assist supporters using buses after the game. As part of the new transport offer, fans can take advantage of a new £12 return ticket for groups of four and £2 single tickets.
The service will run approximately three hours before and after the game, with fans encouraged to plan how they will travel to and from matches as Anfield gets ready to welcome thousands more supporters through the turnstiles with the opening of the new Main Stand.
Using public transport will be the easiest and most efficient way to reach Anfield due to no additional parking being available in the local area.
Andrew Parkinson, operations director at Liverpool FC, said: “The 917 is a great initiative for fans which will provide safe and efficient transport to and from Anfield Stadium.”
Elisabeth Tasker, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “We’re delighted to be providing fans with a quick, comfortable and reliable service to and from Anfield.
“Matchdays attract LFC fans from all over the world, so it’s great to be able to offer home and away fans an affordable and sustainable transport option that allows them to get into the spirit of the game as soon as they board the bus.”
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