Liverpool is a proud sporting city, with a long history in the football world. This year’s football season kicks off August 12th and The Shankly Hotel is the premier destination for a first class football viewing experience.
As the home of two of football’s best and most exciting teams, Liverpool is a haven for fanatics and lovers of the beautiful game.
What to Expect from the Premier League
The fixtures for all 92 clubs in both the Premier League and the Football League were released in June, with everyone learning their opponents for the highly anticipated season.
Although dates may change to fit in with TV scheduling, Liverpool are set to face their first challenge on August 12th against Watford, before facing neighbouring rivals Manchester United in mid-October.
The much-loved Merseyside Derby will take place on 9th December and Everton will travel to Anfield to take on the mighty reds. Liverpool’s away derby won’t happen until April 7th, but as always, there will be an atmosphere of excitement and friendly competition in the city on derby day.
Klopp’s team will also be looking forward to returning to the Champion’s League after three years away. To join their premier league rivals in the tournament, they will have to negotiate a play-off tie.
Meanwhile, Everton will face Stoke in their first match of the Premier League and then Manchester City a week later.
The blues finished 7th in the table in the 16/17 season and will be keen to overtake their Merseyside rivals, who finished in a cool 4th.
Merseyside’s Most Talked About Transfer
After many rumours and much speculation, Rooney’s return to Everton was confirmed in early July and sent the football world into a frenzy. The football forward began his career at Everton in 2004, scoring 17 goals in 77 games in his original time at Goodison Park.
After moving to Manchester United, he honed his skills and went on to become Captain of the national team. Rooney played a total of 559 times for United and scored 253 goals.
As the football season approaches and Rooney is given the full pitch to test out and brush off the dust on Merseyside soil, Liverpool waits with bated breath to see what’s in store for the blues now their prodigal son has returned.
2018 FIFA World Cup
As well as the annual season excitement, 2018 also welcomes the 21st FIFA World Cup as it takes place in Russia.
The quadrennial international football tournament is arguably the most anticipated event, with everyone from all corners of the world coming together in friendly competition to celebrate their country’s sporting talent.
64 matches will be played in 12 venues across the Eastern European country with the final taking place in the capital city of Moscow on July 15th 2018.
England is still in with a chance of qualifying after taking the top place in their group. Winning four and drawing one of their qualifying matches. The next step is the inter-confederation play-offs.
Football at The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel is a living, breathing museum to the beautiful game, Liverpool Football Club and, most importantly, Bill Shankly – former manager and legend of LFC.
The onsite eatery, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, recognises the importance of football and its place in the DNA of the hotel. With large screen TVs and all the sporting channels, you’ll never miss a match at The Bastion.
With a fully stocked bar and a delicious menu to feast on, there’s no better place to have a football mad weekend.
Why not book an overnight stay and have the ultimate football weekend for an important match. There’s luxury suites, incredible food and even football-focused tours to explore Liverpool.
Get in touch today to avoid missing out on the only football-themed hotel in Liverpool this football season. Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay at The Shankly Hotel.