Statement on upcoming Liverpool v Manchester City match

3rd October 2018

Statement on upcoming Liverpool v Manchester City match

Superintendent Dave Charnock said: “As with any match, we have prepared a comprehensive and appropriate policing operation ahead of Sunday’s game and have liaised with both clubs and their supporter groups.

“This will ensure this game can be enjoyed safely by all as well as minimising any disruption to local residents and the roads, and everyone involved is working hard to ensure there is no repeat of the events that occurred outside Anfield before the Champions League fixture between the clubs in April.

“There will be additional officers on duty at the ground, both uniformed and plain clothed, and we will have a city centre policing plan in place throughout the day.

“We have worked with the Giants event organisers and are deploying extra resources to ensure both match-goers and visitors to the city are kept safe and to smoothly facilitate the movements of those travelling to and from the game, as well as visitors attending the Giants event.”

Travel advice:

Fans attending the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City – kick off 4.30pm – are reminded that the Giant Spectacular event, Liverpool’s Dream, is due to end on The Strand at approximately 4pm on Sunday 7 October.

Road closures will remain in place on and around The Strand in Liverpool city centre and the city centre is expected to be busier than usual.

The number 917 bus service from Liverpool Lime Street is running but subject to diversions and delays and fans are advised to check timetables for their journey, plan ahead and arrive at Anfield in good time.

For a guide to public transport on Sunday visit here:—Sunday-7-October.aspx

For local train schedules visit here: and follow @Merseytravel and @Merseyrail on Twitter for the latest information on transport.