Liverpool FC is ready to welcome supporters back to a full Anfield for a Premier League fixture for the first time since March 2020.
Following trials of new stadium entry processes at Anfield, the club will be using full NFC technology for supporters to access the stadium for the first home match against Burnley.
A full review of the trials has been completed and there are a number of changes made to the matchday operation to improve supporters’ experience entering the stadium.
Here is the key information supporters attending the game need to know:
In addition to the club’s drive to move to digital technology for stadium entry, the Premier League is also encouraging all clubs to operate a digital-first policy this coming season. This means that all supporters in attendance at a fixture held at Anfield will use NFC tickets or photo ID cards to access the stadium. There will be no Print@Home or paper tickets.
Supporters are reminded to download their digital ticket to their smartphone before arriving at Anfield.
A video with full guidance can be viewed below. App users should tap here to watch.
There will also be useful NFC Help checkpoints around the stadium to give fans quick and easy support if they do experience any issues with their digital tickets at Anfield. The Kop Bar is also operating as a central hub where supporters can go for technical advice and support. This will be open from 9.30am on Saturday.
Preparing for returning to Anfield is essential and supporters are encouraged to arrive at least 90 minutes before kick-off to allow for checks and search procedures. Queues may be likely the closer to kick-off you arrive. It is also advised to plan your journey to and from the stadium and view the updated travel map.
Anfield Road Stand
Home and away fans for the Anfield Road Stand, please note that Anfield Road is no longer a through road. Please check your ticket and your route for access point:
- Home fans entering in turnstiles L, M and N must approach Anfield Rd from the direction of Arkles Lane. At the end of the game when leaving the stadium, please turn right.
- Home fans entering in turnstile Q must approach Anfield Rd from the direction of 97 Avenue (formerly 96 Avenue) as there is no access from the direction of Arkles Lane. At the end of the game when leaving the stadium, please turn left
- Away fans entering in turnstiles O and P must approach Anfield Rd from the direction of 97 Avenue (formerly 96 Avenue) as there is no access from the direction of Arkles Lane. At the end of the game when leaving the stadium, please turn left
Staggered entry times
For this first home game, a temporary measure of staggered entry times will be in place for supporters, to safely control the flow of fans around the ground. Supporters will be contacted directly via email with details of their entry time ahead of the match, and fans are asked to enter during their allocated time.
Visit us safely
Although no longer required by government guidance, it is recommended that fans wear a face covering and maintain distance from fellow supporters where possible when entering and leaving the stadium and in and around the concourses.
In line with our city partners at Liverpool City Council’s Ground Safety Advisory Group and Public Health Department, supporters are strongly recommended to take a lateral flow test 24 to 36 hours prior to kick-off.
Fans are also reminded that Anfield is home to many people, so we ask that you respect residents by leaving quietly and taking any litter home with you.
Food and drink
To welcome fans back to Anfield, the price of a pint inside the stadium has been temporarily reduced to £2.90 for this game.
Food and drink will be served in the stadium, however there will be no food containers outside for the Burnley fixture.
We really appreciate your support and co-operation with these new matchday changes. We can’t do this without you, and we can’t wait to have you back!