Anti-fascist campaigners demonstrated outside the Wavertree Cricket club where the British National Party was holding its two day conference.
The far-right group's leader, Nick Griffin, was at the event, and was met with boos from protesters as he arrived. Police officers attended but it is understood the demonstrations passed off peacefully.
Wavertree ward Cllr Jake Morrison said the presence of the BNP had come as a shock and most of the community had been unaware the event, which started at around 9.300am, was being held in the city.
Cllr Morrison, who joined with protesters outside the venue, on Long Lane, said: "It's been a peaceful protest, but some of the BNP members have been hanging out of the windows sticking their fingers up at us. Local residents are deeply angry that they've chosen our neighbourhood for their annual conference. We are here to protest against them and will remain until they are gone."