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Updated for the 2023-24 Season: How to Buy Tickets to Liverpool FC
Buying tickets to a Premier League game at Liverpool FC is among the great challenges in English soccer.
Never mind that their stadium is soon to hold 60,000 people. As near as we can tell, if you are just starting out — that is, if you haven’t been buying tickets from them for quite some time and aren’t a paid member — there is almost no such thing as going to their website or their ticket office and buying tickets to a game.
How can this be? Simple: global scale demand. Liverpool’s brand is as big as they come. And everybody knows that seeing a game at Anfield means being part of a truly special atmosphere, from the world-famous Kop stand to “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to their amazing fans and entertaining team.
There are three basic ways to buy Liverpool tickets:
- Direct from the club
- Through official resellers
- On the third-party market.
Liverpool Ticket Allocation Process
Like all clubs, Liverpool has season ticket holders and paid members. Season ticket holders simply get their seats reserved for all home games. We wish we could be so lucky!
Liverpool does things a bit differently in other ways. First, members can buy tickets for the first half of the season in July and the second half in November. This is limited to one ticket per member for each game. Most clubs don’t have this feature.
When a game is coming up — usually about six weeks before — local members (who have the right postal code) can buy tickets. Then, about two weeks before the game, if there are any tickets left, there is a General Sale for members. This may be arranged by loyalty points, which you get by buying tickets, so you can see how it’s tough for newcomers to break in here. And sometimes this is restricted in other ways, because they try to keep non-Liverpool fans from buying these home-section tickets.
If there are still tickets left after all this, a “general sale” will happen about a week before the game. Good luck with that.
Bottom Line: In order to buy Liverpool tickets from the club, get a membership (one per person!) in the summer and pay close attention to these on-sale dates, starting in July. A full adult membership is £46 (~$64) for Americans; a “light” tickets-only membership is £27 (~$38).
By the way, for away games … don’t worry about it. If you haven’t been doing it for a long time already, you will never in your lifetime buy an away ticket from Liverpool FC.
First, a definition of “hospitality“: a package that includes a ticket and some other perks such as food, drinks, lounge or suite access, stadium tour, meeting former players, a hotel room, etc. A big club like Liverpool has many variations on these, and they sell them two ways: through third parties and directly on their website.
The advantage of hospitality packages are that they are on sale well before regular tickets are, and you don’t have to be a member to buy them — even from the club. The disadvantage is they are expensive.
These third parties are known as Official Resellers, and they buy in bulk for each home game for the entire season. You can see a list of the club’s authorized resellers on their website. They sell Liverpool hospitality directly on their own and sites as well as through what’s called registered agents: partners like travel agents who can access their stock and resell them.
You can also get hospitality directly from Liverpool. There are many packages and many games. Here is their website, if you want to dig in. Might be best to just call them.
Buying Hospitality From Groundhopper Soccer Guides
Groundhopper Soccer Guides is a registered agent with three Liverpool official resellers, so when you contact us you are accessing three company’s Liverpool ticket options plus the knowledge we have gained from attending more than 200 games in the UK and Europe.
Third Party Ticket Sites
Now we are talking about StubHub and other shadier sites, and we have a standard disclaimer here: We have never bought English soccer tickets from any of them. Some folks we work with have, and we don’t know that anyone has been ripped off, but understand that it is illegal to resell English soccer tickets at any price, unless it’s a package and you are a registered reseller like us. So if you’re dealing outside the law, you don’t have a lot of protection.
It is likely that most of these sales are legit, or at least work out, but we have heard three general negative outcomes:
- You have to find somebody before and after the game to get their member’s card
- The order was cancelled (and refunded) because the seller got a better deal or the tickets didn’t come through
- The tickets were fake
The bottom line on buying tickets for Liverpool home games:
- Buy a membership before the beginning of the season.
- Watch for the July and November sale dates.
- Watch for the on-sale dates for your particular game, and track all the various restrictions, etc.
- If it’s against somebody big like Arsenal or Man U, forget it; you won’t get a regular ticket.
- Call the club with questions.
- Get in touch with us to pick Paul’s brain and/or get a quote on multiple hospitality packages.
More About Groundhopper Guides and English Soccer Tickets & Hospitality
You can read more about us and our hospitality sales here:
- Complete list of clubs where we sell tickets and hospitality
- How are we authorized to sell tickets and hospitality?
- Video: Buying Tickets and Hospitality From Us
- Read Google Reviews of Our Services
- See our refund policy here.
- Find out about our consulting (trip-planning) services and “Groundhop” soccer tours.
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