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Liverpool: Key info

18 October 2012

Our preview for the trip to Anfield

A round-up of everything you need to know for Liverpool away - the Royals' first match at Anfield since that famous FA Cup scalp!

Team News
Royals: Mikele Leigertwood is fit to play after recovering from a dead leg, while Brian McDermott will have to wait on Noel Hunt, who has has a slight knock. No other injury concerns.
Liverpool: Fabio Borini misses out after breaking his foot, while goalkeeper Pepe Reina's hamstring injury will be assessed. Lucas and Martin Kelly are the Reds' long-term absentees.

Head to head
Although Liverpool have the better record between the two clubs overall, the Royals have enjoyed success over the Merseysiders in both the Premier League and FA Cup. Supporters at the Madejski Stadium in December 2007 witnessed a famous Reading win, as goals from Stephen Hunt, Kevin Doyle and James Harper secured a fantastic 3-1 win. The Royals faithful don't need to be reminded of the sensational 2010 FA Cup triumph - when a late Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty and Shane Long's extra time winner (thanks to Brynjar Gunnarsson's memorable nutmeg) sent Liverpool packing - an unforgettable night.

All general tickets for our trip to Anfield this weekend have now sold out – and only severely restricted view seats are now available.

To book call 0844 249 1871, go to or visit the Ticket Office in person.

The referee
Roger East will be the referee at Anfield, with his assistants A Garratt and R West and fourth official K Friend. East last officiated the Royals in our recent Capital One Cup 3-2 win over QPR at Loftus Road.

By Car: Take the M40 and M6(N), and at junction 21A take the exit onto M62 towards Liverpool/Warrington (N)/Southport/M57.
Parking: There are a number car parks near to the Anfield stadium available on a match by match basis costing £10 per game. Click here for more info. Anfield Postcode: L4 0TH
By Rail: Travel via Crosscountry to Birmingham New Street and change there for the London Midlands service to Liverpool Lime Street.

Coach travel
For all the latest away game coach travel information, go to for departure times, pricing information and how to book.

Matchday live!
Supporters not travelling to Anfield can listen to the action live on Reading FC Player. Our official online TV station will ensure you don’t miss a thing from BBC Berkshire’s commentary team of Tim Dellor, Mick Gooding and Ady Williams.

Also on Reading Player, our online TV channel, you'll be able to watch footage building up to the clash with Liverpool, as well as highlights from the U21s thrilling 2-2 draw at Bolton - and coach Chris Cummins' assessment of the game.

There has literally never been a better time to sign up to Reading Player, as by clicking here, you can take advantage of our 14 day free trial - why not give it a go!

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