Matchday

Find out everything you need to know about matchdays, including important information regarding road closures, bus services, LFC's residents road closure access pass. You can also find out more information about the club's matchday improvements.

Matchday - Behind Closed Doors at Anfield Stadium

Following the Premier League’s announcement and confirmation from the local Ground Safety Authority Advisory Group, that games can now be played behind closed doors, we want to keep you informed of our plans.

Since the Premier League was suspended back in March, we have been working hard on a number of options including playing behind closed doors at both a Premier League level and local club level.

Following positive dialogue between the club and key stakeholders including Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Spirit of Shankly, a commitment has been made to work together to create a comprehensive joined up plan in line with government and public health advice. This plan will prioritise the health and safety of the local community, supporters, staff, players, and the professional support services who are vital to the success of behind closed doors match day operations.

Our aim is to ensure these games are completed with the least risk to public health and without adding further strain on the NHS and other public services.

We will be keeping you updated with the latest information regarding matchdays via this page, as we approach this important next step in our road to completing the 2019/20 season.

From everyone at Liverpool FC, we want to thank all our neighbours, incredible supporters and all those who are working tirelessly making it possible for us to finish the season as safely as we possibly can.

What can I expect?

Health and Safety

The health and safety of the local community, supporters, staff, players, and the professional support services is paramount.

It’s essential that we finish the season in the safest way possible prioritising public health in order to ensure that the return to football is a success for Merseyside.

We are working closely with City partners and supporters’ clubs to encourage fans to be safe and support the team by tuning in to watch games from the comfort of their own home.

To protect the health and safety of all of those involved, we will be installing fencing around the perimeter of the ground to create a sterile area around the Stadium. This will allow us to facilitate social distancing whilst carefully managing and protecting the local community and all those working at the game as per Premier League and Government guidance.

Road Closures and Pedestrian Access

As games are being played behind closed doors there will be a reduced traffic management plan in place to ensure the impact on the local community minimal.

On matchdays the following road closure will be in place:

  • Anfield Road will be closed four hours prior kick off between Skerries Road and Alroy Road. However, there will be no vehicular or pedestrian access -  pedestrians will be diverted into Stanley Park via Dahlia Walk as an alternative route between Alroy Road and Arkles Lane. Appropriate wayfinding signage will be installed to help direct residents. LFC fan support and stewards will be on hand along the route.
  • Please be aware we may be required to close Dahlia Walk intermittently to allow for key workers attending the game to cross into the Stadium footprint from Stanley Car Park. Pedestrians may be required to wait for a short period of time to allow people to cross safely.
  • Unlike previous matchdays, Anfield Road at Blessington Road and Sleepers Hill will remain open. However, we will have traffic management operatives in place to advise of the road closure ahead. Likewise, Walton Breck Road will remain open. However, we may be required to close the road for health and safety reasons during the game -  we will only do this if absolutely necessary.
  • Please be advised that there will be no public access to Paisley Square or 96 Avenue. 

We will work to re-open Anfield Road and all other areas around the Stadium as soon as possible post-match.

Bus Services

On matchdays there will be no bus diversions as Walton Breck Road will remain open. Should there be a need to close the road, services will be diverted accordingly.

You can find the latest timetables for services by clicking the links below:

Residents Access Pass

Please be advised that the Resident Access Pass will NOT be in operation for the remaining games of the season as a result of reduced road closures. Residents will be able to access the roads in the vicinity of the Stadium as usual other than Anfield Road which will remain closed.

Where to watch

If you are a Reds fan, you too can support the team by tuning in from home. A number of games are free to air including the derby at Goodison Park on Sunday 21st  You can also follow all the action on the clubs website www.liverpoolfc.com.