12 Facts About Anfield


The new team was called Liverpool F C and Athletic Grounds Ltd, and the club's first match at Anfield was a friendly played in front of 200 people on 1 September 1892, against Rotherham Town.

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Liverpool's first Football League match at Anfield was played on 9 September 1893, against Lincoln City.

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Anfield's was the largest Kop in the country at the time—it was able to hold more supporters than some entire football grounds.

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Anfield Road stand, on the left side of the Main Stand, houses the away fans during matches.

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Plans to replace Anfield were originally started by Liverpool F C in May 2002.

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On 23 August 2013 Anfield was listed as an Asset of Community Value by Liverpool City Council.

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Therefore, Anfield's capacity is not expected to be affected throughout the duration of the works.

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Anfield has hosted numerous international matches, and was one of the venues used during UEFA Euro 1996; the ground hosted three group games and a quarter-final.

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Anfield was the home venue for several of England's international football matches in the early 1900s, and for the Welsh national team in the later part of that century.

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Anfield has played host to five FA Cup semi-finals, the last of which was in 1929.

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Anfield was chosen as the venue for the 2019 Magic Weekend after two test matches were played there in 2016 and 2018.

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The most consecutive league wins at Anfield is 24, this is the longest run in English top-flight history.

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