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What makes Liverpool football so special?

Here we are and here we go! If you like football, you’re in luck! Because you’ll be Klopping all over the world during your free time when you learn English with us at LILA* Liverpool.

As well as being a fast-paced city full of music, entertainment and culture, you’ll struggle to find anywhere as passionate when it comes to football. So if you like your sport - and The Beautiful Game in particular - you’ll be in the perfect place to enjoy the best matches and biggest personalities in the game right on your doorstep after joining us for English courses in Liverpool.

Do you prefer Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Anfield, or Goodison Park and Marco Silva’s Everton? Pick a team and stick to it or have an interest in both? That’s up to you, but the rivalry between Liverpool and Everton is special and intense. There’s nothing quite like it and there’s never a dull moment as the famous clubs do battle in the world’s most exciting league, the Premier League. Football is such a big part of life here in super-friendly Liverpool that it’s one of the main talking points in the city, in fact. Wherever you go and whoever you speak to, everyone’s got an opinion! So you are guaranteed lots of football fun and opportunities to use your English language skills when you follow the Reds and Blues - and learn with us at LILA*.

Our international students absolutely love Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah. So if you’re also a fan of Liverpool’s 2018 African Footballer of the Year, a trip to see Salah in action as he bangs in the goals is a must. Liverpool boss Klopp has to be the most charismatic manager in world football too, and it’s worth going to Anfield to see the way he kicks and heads every ball from the touchline alone! Liverpool are flying at the moment under the dynamic German as they battle Manchester City for the title and try to win the Premier League for the first time since 1990.

And the good news is that you can enjoy Klopp on Merseyside for years to come as he is under contract to stay at one of the world’s most successful football clubs until 2022! Reds fans will disagree, but it’s not all about Liverpool when it comes to football on Merseyside, of course. Not by a long shot. Everton also have a fiercely loyal fanbase and a number of famous-name supporters, like Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and former world champion boxer and Creed film star Tony Bellew.

And with Brazilian superstar Richarlison one of the hottest talents in world football at the moment as he makes a big impact on an improving side, it’s an exciting time to be an Everton fan at the moment. So we think you'll agree - fabulous football and learning English in a fun environment at LILA* is a winning combination right here in the heart of Liverpool. There really is no excuse for not going to a game when you study with us, as Anfield and Goodison Park are both less than three miles away from our city centre base!

Even if you can’t get to either ground as often as you’d like, there’s no need to worry as there’s all sorts of pubs and bars in the city that show the football live. And if you want to explore further down the football leagues while studying at LILA* you have lots of other local options as well, with Tranmere and non-league clubs like Southport and Marine in the area to support.

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