Anfield's hallowed turf is set to host a variety of local grassroots and community teams this close-season when players from across the city will follow in the footsteps of greatness.

This season, six community teams have been invited to play – each of the six were originally scheduled to play at Melwood, yet the pandemic and subsequent closure of the club’s former training ground means these matches will now be played at Anfield. 

AFC Liverpool, City of Liverpool FC, Homeless FC, Liverpool Ramblers AFC, South Liverpool FC and Spion Kop 1906 will all emerge from the players’ tunnel to You’ll Never Walk Alone for that once-in-a-lifetime goose bumps moment.

There will also be matches played by LFC Foundation, James Milner Foundation, 23 Foundation, Ian Rush Foundation, Marina Dalglish Foundation and the Red Neighbours-supported Walking Football teams, who will swap the Anfield Sports Centre for Anfield stadium. There will be a draw to decide the match fixtures. 

The games will take place after the Reds’ clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday. The event is in line with the recent government roadmap and will be under strict guidance with some restrictions in place. This guidance permits the return of indoor events at venues and in stage-two grassroots football.