Years ago, we used to wait outside the players entrance in the car park to the Main Stand. It wasn't busy and pretty much everybody had to come past you.
Failing that we would gather outside Melwood, and occasionally, if we were really lucky, we could get in to watch training. And pretty much everybody would stop and chat with you, or at least say Hi.
None of this helps you, sorry, I just saw the thread and thought I'd reminisce!