Liverpool Football Club has been ranked No.1 in the Premier League’s VisitFootball Quality Assured Stadium Assessment Scheme for its overall fan experience.

The VisitFootball standard has been developed in partnership with Live Tourism and VisitEngland. The scheme helps clubs set benchmark standards for match experience from the perspective of home and visiting fans, supporters with specialist access requirements and those in hospitality areas. 

The Reds have claimed first place for the matchday experience it delivers to fans and visitors to Anfield Stadium by VisitFootball for the 2015-16 season.

This is the first time LFC has reached the top spot for its overall fan experience, and is the fourth year running it has come top for the club’s accessibility assessment which looks at the experience and service provided to disabled supporters.

The news comes as the club looks forward to opening its doors to over 54,000 supporters in the 2016-17 season following the expansion of the Main Stand at Anfield.

Andrew Parkinson, LFC’s operations director, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the result. The experience fans receive when they visit Anfield is truly unique and leaves a lasting memory about this great club.”

Graham Smith, chair of Liverpool FC official Supporters’ Committee, added: "The fans make the Anfield experience what it is and the LFC Supporters' Committee are delighted that the local 'Scouse' warmth is appreciated by everyone visiting the ground, both near and far and it will be something that will remain for generations to come."