You'll never walk alone - in Ipswich

PEOPLE in Ipswich have been left wondering if they'll never walk alone after a little bit of Liverpool sprung up in the town.

PEOPLE in Ipswich have been left wondering if they'll never walk alone after a little bit of Liverpool sprung up in the town.

In a strange coincidence, people driving around the Waterfront could be forgiven for thinking they were in the north west after two letters dropped off the Cranfield Mill to leave the famous Anfield moniker.

Anfield is the name of Liverpool FC's iconic Merseyside ground, a stadium that's echoes to the sound of the best known football tune on the planet - You'll Never Walk Alone.

Sung by supporters in the ground - the famous tune resounds over the city on match days.


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People in Ipswich have said they are amused by the depleted sign.

Louisa Jones, who lives in nearby Cardinal Lofts, said the sign took her by surprise.

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She said: “I'm not a big football fan but I know that Anfield is Liverpool's ground and it was quite odd to see it there.

“I certainly haven't heard any singing nearby though!”

Liverpool fan Craig Whiting, 30, of Shotley, said: “I never thought I would see the day that Anfield came to Ipswich.

“I'm going to have to rib my mates who are town fans that there is finally a decent team in the area!”

Are you a Liverpool fan? What do you think of the sign? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Originally from the musical Carousel and later a hit for Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Kop have been singing “You'll Never Walk Alone” since the 60s.

Record attendance at Anfield was 61,905 in 1952 when Liverpool beat Wolves 2-1 in the FA Cup 4th round

The first game at Anfield was in 1892 when Liverpool beat Rotherham Town 7-1 in a friendly.

Liverpool did not lose a league match at Anfield seasons 1893/94, 1970/71, 1976/77, 1978/79, 1979/80 and 1987/88. Liverpool won all their home games in 1893/94.

Liverpool did not lose at Anfield between January 1978 and January 1981. 85 games in total, 212 goals scored against 35.

Ipswich is around 250 miles away from Liverpool

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