Definition of Anfield

Anyone who pays attention to football in England will know of Anfield. Liverpool FC's stadium is one of the most renowned in the world, despite not being the largest in terms of size.

The stadium was actually the home of Liverpool rivals Everton between 1884 to 1891, before the Toffees moved to Goodison Park. One of the stands is named after Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalgish, while two of the stadiums' gates are named after former Liverpool managers: Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. Both of these men have statues outside the stadium.

The famous stadium - Anfield - Dictionary entry.  History and other important facts about the home of Liverpool FC.The Spion Kop, or just "Kop" stand is the most famous part of the stadium, with the majority of the vocal supporters staying there. From here, they let loose their rendition of the club's anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" before each match.

Anfield had a record attendance of 61,905 in 1952. However, the stadium's capacity was reduced after the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989. After multiple renovations, that capacity now sits at 53,394. There are plans underway to expand the Anfield Road Stand to bring the total capacity to around 61,000.

Anfield has played host to more than just Liverpool matches. It has been used as an international venue multiple times, with one of those coming in the 1996 European Championships. Rugby matches, boxing matches, concerts and religious events have also been hosted. The latest live concerts took place in 2019, with Bon Jovi, Pink and Take That all performing.

Liverpool were seen as invincible at home in recent times before a record 6-game losing streak at home put that reputation to bed. However, Anfield is still seen as a hallowed ground to many teams in England and will likely remain so for many years to come.