Liverpool plan Anfield Road End expansion to reach around 60,000 capacity

Liverpool have accelerated plans to expand their stadium Anfield’s capacity to circa 60,000 by inviting local residents to public consultation events.

Over 5,000 leaflets have been distributed to people around the area in an attempt to gain feedback on the proposed expansion.

Local residents, businesses and supporters, who can attend The Kop Bar or a pop-up stand on Anfield Road on five separate dates in late November/early December, will learn more detail about the plans and respond accordingly.

Liverpool only completed the expansion of Anfield’s Main Stand in 2016, taking the capacity from 45,000 to its current 54,074.

Currently, this leaves them with the sixth biggest stadium in the Premier League, behind Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United and Manchester City.

The planned expansion on the Anfield Road End would see them move into the top four largest stadiums in the English top flight, reflecting and satisfying their world-wide fan-base and status more accurately.

“The consultation events are designed for local residents, businesses and fans to learn more and offer their feedback on the club’s vision to create a bigger Anfield, which would allow more fans to watch some of Europe’s best football in a world-class facility,” the club said.

A figure of 60,000 would take the historic stadium’s capacity to around three times the size of when it originally opened in 1884.

The club’s record attendance of 61,905 set in 1952 is unlikely to be broken, however, without either an even bigger expansion or a radical return to standing on terraces.

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