(Guest post by Josh about his trip to Liverpool with Harry to watch some football.)
Well that was pretty awesome. To be part of history, the first people to sit in the seats we had. Today was the first home game of Liverpool’s 2016-17 season. And also the first in a new era at Anfield with their brand new Main Stand.
We started off with a 2 hour train ride to Liverpool from Euston station in London.
As soon as we got to Liverpool we took a cab to Anfield to check out the store and collect our tickets.
The atmosphere outside of Anfield was already buzzing even though it was about 3-4 hours before kick off. We went past Paisley Gateway (crappy photo provided)
Harry and I then dropped some cash at the LFC store picking up jerseys for tbe both of us. Harry got a black away kit and I got a red home kit, as well as some scarves for myself and Roald.
Once kitted up we picked up our tickets and headed in.
We had access to the beat lounge where we could enjoy some frothies and food. The beer was cheap so I managed to squeeze in a few Guinness’ before kick off.
We met some fellow supporters/travellers from Norway who shared our table and conversation leading up to kick off.
It was time! Time to take our seats and get ready to experience what I will always remember. Walking out and seeing the Anfield that we had come all the way to see. The turf was green and pristine, both teams were on the pitch warming up and the crowd slowly streamed in.
The stadium was full, kick off loomed. Giant banners were making their way through the Kop.
Then the time came for ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. I remember singing along to this when Liverpool played at the MCG with 95,000 people. Today there was only 54,000 people but it was just as good. The Kop was in full voice as well as the rest of the stadium. We recorded it on the GoPro so a video will emerge soon.
Action was underway and some of you may already know the result, but Liverpool opened their season at Anfield with a bang, beating the reigning premiers 4-1.