When you come to the United Kingdom for your university studies, chances are one of the things you’re most excited about outside the classroom is the chance to go see football. Liverpool is one of the best football cities in the UK, and studying here means you’ll be living in a city with two world-famous football clubs.
Liverpool is home to Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. and is one of the most passionate football cities in the country. Both Liverpool and Everton are historically successful clubs with Liverpool having claimed 19 English league titles and six Champions League titles, and Everton having been champions of England nine times. Especially Liverpool is one of the most widely supported teams in the world, with lots of fans in all corners of the globe.
Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles, is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. This iconic city has a lot more to offer than football and one of the most influential bands of all time though. With a grand backdrop of Victorian and Georgian buildings, it’s an intimate and vibrant city that celebrates its glorious past. It’s home to many famous landmarks such as the homes of The Beatles members, The Liver Buildings, and the historic docks – all of which will become familiar sights if you choose to study in the city.
Still, for a football fan, the beautiful game is definitely one of the biggest draws of the city. In this post we list some great options for student accommodation for anyone who’s coming to study in Liverpool and is interested in seeing some games.
Student accommodation near Anfield
Anfield is one of the most legendary stadiums in the world. The team’s passionate fans, The Kop stand behind one of the goals and the singing of You’ll Never Walk Alone before every home game are things every football fan knows about. Liverpool has tens of millions of fans all over the world and it was 7th in the Deloitte Football Money League in 2022, meaning it is the 7th richest football club in the world. It was also estimated to be the 13th most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes in the same year.
Thanks especially to the Kop, the loudest section of the stadium, Anfield is known for having one of the best atmospheres in football. So it’s not surprising that many students coming to study in Liverpool, will be looking to go to some Liverpool F.C. matches.
If you want to live near Anfield, we list some excellent options here on Student.com. Phoenix Place offers private rooms and fully self-contained studio apartments about a 25-minute walk from Anfield. Alternatively you can get to the stadium in about 15 minutes by public transport. What’s more, Phoenix Place is only about a 10-minute walk from the Liverpool John Moores University city campus, so you can also get to your classes quickly and easily.
Another handy option for getting to Anfield is Atlantic Point. From there you can get to the stadium in about 35 minutes by walking or in 20 minutes by public transport. You’ll also be only a 5-minute walk away from Liverpool John Moores University’s city campus. Atlantic Point offers private en-suite rooms, meaning you’ll also have a private bathroom.
Student accommodation near Goodison Park
Goodison Park is the home of Everton F.C. The ground is famously close to Anfield, with the two stadiums being less than 1 kilometre apart, on opposite sides of Stanley Park. Goodison is slightly further away from the city centre though, making it a bit more challenging to reach on foot from the different student accommodation buildings in the city. Because of this it might be a better idea to live closer to the city centre, in an area with good transport links to the stadium.
Vita Student Liverpool has a great location in the city centre. Living there you’ll be right in the middle of all the city buzz, and can get to Goodison Park in about 20 minutes by public transport. You can also walk to the stadium if you want, but this will take about an hour. Vita Student Liverpool offers private rooms with shared bathrooms as well as fully private studio apartments.
Another great option is true Student Liverpool. From this student accommodation building you can get to Goodison Park in about 20 minutes by public transport or in about 45 minutes if you want to walk. You’ll also be only about a 10-minute walk away from the University of Liverpool, so getting to campus will be easy too. True Liverpool offers private en-suite rooms and fully self-contained studios.
These are some great options for football fans (and others) for accommodation in Liverpool, but it is always a good idea to check all the options you have available. You can do this by checking out all of the student accommodation in Liverpool that we list. We list dozens of options to choose from, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll surely find your ideal student home. Make sure to create an account with us so that our booking consultants can get in touch and help you find the ideal student accommodation just for you!