Liverpool FC fans ready for FA Cup semi-final travel chaos with no trains to London from the North West

Liverpool fans could face travel chaos next month as they head for the FA Cup semi-final.

The Reds passed an impressive side of Nottingham Forest yesterday. The 1-0 win means they will now face Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Wembley on the weekend of April 16.

Wembley is expected to be packed with fans traveling from Liverpool, Manchester and across the North West for a tantalizing clash between the two rivals. But both sets of fans could have a travel nightmare, with no trains running all weekend.

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Avanti West Coast has confirmed that there will be no trains to London Euston over the Easter weekend from April 15-18. This is because work is taking place at a number of locations between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central. The company said further work is also underway on the West Coast Main Line, which will lead to further changes to service.

Services from Liverpool Lime Street start and end at Rugby throughout the weekend. Trains from Manchester Piccadilly start and end at Milton Keynes Central and run via Stoke-on-Trent.

Commenting on the situation on Twitter, Liverpool fan Stephen Evans, son of former Reds boss Roy Evans, said: “No trains from Liverpool or Manchester to London all weekend when the semi-final is on is a joke. Traffic goes first the League Cup final was terrible, this is going to be twice as bad. The game should be moved to Old Trafford, right?”

The situation was also commented on by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who told The Times: “How is that possible? The whole North West is cut off from the rest of England? I don’t know what kinds of solutions are available, but I hope someone does.” one finds. If we could play with supporters that would be very good – for both teams.”

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