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Liverpool fans in Brussels: Essential matchday guide to Union Saint-Gilloise and Lotto Park

There will only be many Liverpool fans in Brussels when they face Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League on Thursday, 14 December, with qualification to the knockout stages already secured.

The travelling Reds have already enjoyed two European away trips this season, and there will be plenty of Liverpool fans in Brussels once again on Thursday.

If you are one of the Liverpool fans in Brussels, here is everything you need to know.

How many Liverpool fans are going to Brussels?

Liverpool were allocated just 1058 for the match against Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. The match is being played at Lotto Park due to concerns around the suitability of Saint-Gilloise's usual home stadium, the Joseph Marien Stadium.

The Reds have sold out their allocation for the match, so expect at least 1058 Liverpool fans in Brussels for the game, however, more are expected to travel without tickets.

Liverpool fans in Brussels should expect a friendly welcome with Royale Unon Saint-Gilloise supporters not known for being hostile towards travelling fans.

It is the Reds' first trip to Brussels since a Champions League group-stage clash with Anderlecht in 2005. On that occasion, Liverpool came away with a 1-0 win.

Where do the Liverpool fans sit in the Lotto Park?

Liverpool fans in Brussels will be housed in the South-West corner of Tribune 1 at Lotto Park. They will be in the upper tier, but given the stadium is relatively small and compact, the view of the pitch is still excellent from there.

Anderlecht fans can make Lotto Park noisy for big games so it will be interesting to see if Royale Union Saint-Gilloise supporters can replicate this.

Liverpool fans in Brussels
Lotto Park is situated on the outskirts of Brussels – Photo by Icon sport

Full fans’ matchday guide for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise vs Liverpool

If you are a Liverpool fan making the trip over to Brussels for the match on Thursday and are stuck for ideas on what to do, then we've got you covered. The guide below details everything from bars to visit to the ticket collection point.

Where to eat and drink for Liverpool fans in Brussels

Brussels is known for being a city packed full of bars serving strong Belgian beer. While the price of a pint isn't exactly cheap in the Belgian capital, you will get value for money, with some of the beers being as strong as 12%. There are plenty of bars around the city that are well worth visiting on matchday, but here are three of the best:

  • CelticaRue du MarchĂ© aux Poulets 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • La Porte NoireRue des Alexiens 67, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Bar Des AmisRue Sainte-Catherine 30, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Ticket collection info for Liverpool fans in Brussels

Liverpool have confirmed that supporters will need to collect their tickets in Brussels, with no tickets being posted out prior to the match. The ticket collection point for Liverpool supporters is at the Hotel Carrefour De L'Europe in the centre of Brusells.

All supporters must bring photo identification to the ticket collection point to collect their match day ticket. If the details on the identification don't match the information provided when purchasing the ticket, then the ticket won't be issued.

How to get to the Lotto Park: Guide for Liverpool fans in Brussels

The easiest way to get to Lotto Park from the centre of Brussels is to use the Brussels Metro. Take the Metro 5 line from the centre to Sint Guido and then get off. From here, the stadium is a short five to 10-minute walk to Lotto Park.

An alternative method is to take a taxi from the city centre, although this will likely end up taking longer and costing you more money with matchday traffic.