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Liverpool: Your Travel Guide to the Perfect Football City

The city of Liverpool really meets all the requirements for a perfect football trip. Two beautiful traditional clubs, a compact centre and an accessible, vibrant nightlife. Below you will find everything you need to know for an ideal weekend.

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Matthew Street: live music and The Beatles

The nice thing about Liverpool is that you can perfectly combine football with some (pop) culture. On the famous Mathew Street, you will find the famous Cavern Club, the birthplace of The Beatles. It is a kind of 'replica' of the original place, but it is still recommended, especially for those who love live music.

But there is also plenty to do in the rest of Mathew Street. Live music is played in most pubs, but you can also pass your time in the popular 'Late Night Bars'. A big difference compared to London: the door policy is flexible. Even with your football team, you stand a good chance of getting in.

Groundhopping Around Liverpool

Do you want to combine a Liverpool or Everton game with a more obscure English game? That is also possible in Liverpool. Just across from the Mersey is Birkenhead, the town of humble Tranmere Rovers. Prenton Park is a fun, characterful English stadium with two pubs right next door: Prenton Park of the same name and The Mersey Clipper.

North of Liverpool, you'll find another great option in Crosby: Marine FC, a small club that made headlines in 2021 when it played against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round. Rossett Park is small but very charming, with houses right on the sidelines.

Even more Beatles at the Albert Dock

In the above-mentioned Albert Dock, a beautifully renovated and hip part of the harbour area with many good restaurants, you will find even more references to The Beatles. For example, you can visit The Beatles Story, a culturally enriching museum. A 'Beatles Tour' through the city is also fun. Right in front of the 'Port of Liverpool building', located near Albert Dock, you will find the above statues of Paul, John, Ringo and George. Always nice for a selfie.

Bonus tip: do you want to try and spot footballers from Liverpool or Everton? You have a chance of this at the clothing store Lost Soles in Albert Dock, just like in the hipper bars in this area.

More tips about Anfield and Goodison?

Be sure to check out our handy stadium guides below, complete with great tips, specifically about both clubs. You can easily spend part of the day around both Anfield and Goodison Park, even when there's no game.

Do you have tickets to Everton and play Liverpool away, or the other way around? Then combine the match with a stadium tour at the 'other' club. Via Stanley Park, it is only a ten-minute walk from one club to another.

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