Liverpool release statement over Anfield redevelopment plans


The Reds are set to expand their home stadium, Anfield.

Liverpool have confirmed that the works to expand their home ground, Anfield, are in the pipeline.

As per the club’s statement, the Reds are looking to increase the capacity of their home stadium by 7,000 in around three years. It is also added that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week.

The statement read: “The proposed expansion of the Anfield Road Stand will move forward, Liverpool FC has confirmed today. The project, which has been undergoing enabling works throughout the off-season in anticipation, will begin in earnest with an official ground-breaking ceremony planned for next week.

“The redevelopment of the stand will see 7,000 more seats added to Anfield, taking its overall capacity to more than 61,000. The construction of the stand will work in the same way as the redeveloped Main Stand, with the build taking place throughout the season while matches continue to be played throughout.”

However, the news could be a concern for the fellow Premier League rivals Chelsea who had their plans to rebuild the Stamford Bridge cancelled.

The expansion would allow the Reds to generate more revenue and matchday incomes, which would be of great help in the club’s transfer budgets.

The statement from the Blues read: “Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold. No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur.

“The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision.

“The decision was made due to the current unfavourable investment climate.”