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Liverpool fans in Toulouse know their side can secure their passage into the UEFA Europa League knockout stages with a fourth consecutive victory in the competition.
Jurgen Klopp's side take on Toulouse FC on Thursday 9 November (17:45 GMT). It is a fixture that Reds fans can enjoy, knowing they already have one foot in the next round.
While it's not the European competition that Liverpool fans want to be playing in, the travelling Reds are making the most of it, just like their team, who have won all three games so far, including a 5-1 victory over Toulouse at Anfield.
So, how many Liverpool fans are travelling over the English Channel to France? That, plus directions, a guide to the best bars and much more essential infomation in our guide for Liverpool fans in Toulouse…
How many Liverpool fans are going to Toulouse?
While we expect thousands of Liverpool fans to descend on Toulouse for their Europa League fixture, only 1,200 lucky Liverpool fans will have tickets to enter the Stadion de Toulouse to watch their team play on the night.
No doubt there will still be a sea of red in the bars and pubs in the city centre, hopefully watching qualification to the knockout stages being confirmed by their team.
Where do the Liverpool fans stand in the Stadium de Toulouse?
Liverpool fans in Toulouse will be allocated a section in the Virage Ouest, where we will no doubt hear the 1,200 fans sing the famous ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ amongst other chants throughout the night.
Essential fans’ matchday guide for Toulouse FC v Liverpool FC
Whilst many Liverpool fans in Toulouse will be looking forward to the game itself, no doubt plenty of them will be looking to find the best spots to have a pre-match pint or a drink after the game, whilst also wanting to sample the local cuisine when over there. Or maybe they want to keep it simple and familiar. Either way, here are some of the best places Liverpool fans can go for a bite to eat and/or a drink.
Where to eat & drink for Liverpool fans in Toulouse?
There little choice when it comes to bars or pubs around the ground, but the city centre is a different story with a wide variety of bars and restaurants to choose from.
If your French isn't up to much, you can try The Melting Pot Pub, with bartenders speaking mostly English there and providing a happy and cheerful service, which only helps to create a great matchday atmosphere. It is one of the more well-known sports bars in the city, so if you don’t have a ticket they will be showing the game on one of their widescreen TVs.
Another sports bar, and one located more centrally in the city, is the highly rated Frogs & Rosbif bar. Not only does it serve an excellent pint, but its food is highly recommended to away fans visiting the city.
Finally, located at 42, port Saint Etienne, Toulouse, the Le Seventies bar looks like a great place to have a pint and a game of pool before and after a match. Its old-school look is very similar to that of an English pub, so we think Liverpool fans may find this one quite comfortable.
How to get to the Stadium de Toulouse: Guide for Liverpool fans in Toulouse
Although helpfully located in the centre of Toulouse on an island in the river Garonne, Stadium de Toulouse is three kilometres south of the city's historic centre and four kilometres from the primary train station.
The nearest metro stations for the Stadium de Toulouse are Empalot and St Michel. Both will drop you a 15-minute walk from the ground and can be reached on the yellow metro line, which also serves the historic centre and the area near the central station.
You can also take bus number 12 or 38 to near the ground from the historic centre. These buses depart every 10-15 minutes.
On matchdays, free shuttle buses are provided, running between the train/metro station Arenes (on the red metro line).
There are also 1,000 parking spaces for bikes, for any fans wanting a cheap and less traditional route to the ground.