We are very proud in Liverpool of our title as the most successful footballing city in England. We have two Premiership football teams Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. who have been playing in the city since the late 1800’s. Football fans can do a tour of their stadiums Anfield and Goodison Park, get tickets for a match or enjoy the atmosphere watching a game in a local pub. Some of the greatest British players come from Liverpool including Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, proving that football really is part of who we are. This week we have a guest post from one of our students, Shuya, who is a football fan studying General English 30 (Intensive Plus) at Liverpool School of English. Thanks, Shuya! —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– My name is Shuya a 20-year-old student from Japan.

At the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff – Real Madrid v Juventus

I’ve been playing football since I was 7, so I’m crazy about it! I support Liverpool FC, that’s why I chose this city to study English. Anyway, I’m going to talk about my experiences here. I’ve already been to loads of stadiums in England to watch football, including Anfield, Goodison Park, The Etihad, Old Trafford, and Wembley. I watched some incredible matches and every stadium had its own atmosphere. It’s impossible to put into words how I felt! For example, Anfield, Liverpool’s home stadium, was simply stunning. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was so impressive. I could feel the hairs standing on the back of my neck! Who can forget it? I have no idea.

At Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club, with some friends

Meanwhile, Goodison Park had a different atmosphere because most of the supporters were Scousers* who live in Liverpool. I feel the local life through football. If I had chosen any other cities, I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much. I want to share my experiences with lots of people. You should choose Liverpool if you have an opportunity to study English – I like this city, the people and the friendly atmosphere. It won’t let you down. I hope we meet in LIVERPOOL! *Key vocabulary: Scousers is the name for people from Liverpool. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– We visit Anfield Stadium every 2 weeks and you can view our Social Programme Calendar to plan your trip with us. You can also click here to read more about the sport and fitness activities that you can do in Liverpool. If you love football as much a Shuya and want to study in Liverpool then you can apply now or contact info@lse.uk.net if you have any further questions.