Right around the start of the college football season, the English Premier League kicks off across the pond. Established in 1892, no English football club can match the success of Liverpool FC – League Champions 18 times, FA Cup winners seven times, League Cup winners seven times, European Cup winners five times and UEFA Cup winners three times.
In 2011, Liverpool FC is scheduled to move into a new, 60,000 seat stadium. While the project has been put on hold due to the worldwide “recession,” Liverpool tickets are still quite tough to get. Since Anfield is bound to be replaced by the new 60,000 seat stadium situated just 300 yards away from Anfield, these next few seasons are going to be the best time to get tickets. Then again, it also isn’t going to be easy.
For those American sports fans traveling across the pond and looking for an awesome sporting experience, Liverpool FC tickets are a must – and can be obtained online. The team has well established rivalries with Manchester United and Everton. The rivalry is particularly intense with Everton because they also call Liverpool home. Each year, the two clubs square off in the Meryseyside Derby. According to Wikipedia, this is the longest running “top flight derby” in England.
I have no idea what that means, really… but I think “longest running top flight derby” translated into American means “longest running professional sports rivalry.”
So, if you plan on taking a trip abroad to England, make sure you get Liverpool tickets and check out one of their 2009-10 matches. You won’t be sorry.
Just watch out for the soccer hooligans while you’re over there. Soccer hooligans are a lot like sports fans in Philadelphia – only they really, really like soccer and throw beer bottles instead of snow balls when Santa Claus steps on the field.