News From Liverpool: Screenings, fan zones & tickets – Your 2022 Champions League final guide

Liverpools third Champions League final in five seasons beckons after Jurgen Klopp expertly guided his side through the group and knockout stages, yet again.

A familiar foe in Real Madrid will await in Paris for a match that will be watched by millions worldwide, but it will have enraptured those of the red half of Liverpool.

No. 7 is within reach, it doesnt get much more exciting than that.

From where and how to watch, to tickets and the matchday programme, heres all you need to know ahead of the 2022 Champions League final.

The 2022 Champions League final will take place on Saturday, May 28, with kickoff at 8pm BST / 9pm CET.

It will be hosted at the Stade de France in the northern district of Saint-Denis in Paris.

Liverpool have never previously played at the Stade de France, but did win the European Cup across the city in 1981, against Real, at the Parc des Princes!

Liverpool are the designated home side for the final.

Liverpool finished top of Group B ahead of Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan, before knocking out Inter Milan, Benfica and Villareal on their way to the final.

Real Madrid topped Group D and overcame Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Man City to book their place in Paris. The Reds are the third English opposition in a row for the Spanish champions.

Clement Turpin, a 39-year-old Frenchman, has been confirmed as referee for the final.

Turpin refereed last seasons Europa League final and took charge of six games in this seasons Champions League, including the quarter-final first leg between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

He has been given the whistle for three Liverpool games in the past: the 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan in 2016, the 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in 2017 and the 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in 2021.

Four years ago, he was fourth official for the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Despite the Stade de France usually holding up to 81,338 spectators, its capacity has been capped at 75,000 due to UEFA regulations.

Liverpool were given an allocation of just 19,618 tickets for their supporters.

Pre-match entertainment at the stadium will be provided by Camilla Cabello which we dont quite expect to be as good as Dua Lipa!

Nothing is confirmed at the moment. We understand that the club are working with authorities in Paris to see if this can happen, This Is Anfield will keep you updated.

UEFA have organised two official trophy experience locations in the build-up to the final, one in Paris, and one in Saint-Denis.

From Thursday, May 26 until two hours before kickoff on Saturday, May 28, fans can experience the walk-through zones free of charge.

It seems that Liverpool will not be showing the Champions League final live at Anfield this year.

However, the club have announced a screening will take place at the M&S Bank Arena, with over 10,000 fans given the opportunity to attend.

Full details and ticket information can be found here.

The famous Sandon pub will be hosting a festival from 2pm to 1am on the day of the final, showing the game on a huge outdoor screen.

There will also be entertainment, music, food and both indoor and outdoor bars, with around 5,000 fans expected to attend.

Standard tickets for the event are 10 per person and can be purchased here.

Other notable bars expected to be showing the game in the city include:

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