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Liverpool: Some fans disappointed about Anfield expansion plans

Liverpool: Some fans disappointed about Anfield expansion plans

Liverpool announced today that the club is intending to pursue a new plan to expand Anfield and increase the stadium’s seating capacity.

The Liverpool Echo reported that existing plans to redevelop Anfield will be abandoned and instead the club will submit an application for redevelopment of the Anfield Road stand to bring the stadium’s capacity beyond 60,000.

James Pearce, formerly of the Liverpool Echo and now reporting on Liverpool for The Athletic, communicated the news via his Twitter account @JamesPearceLFC.

According to the Liverpool Echo, existing outline planning permission for the addition of 4,000 extra seats to the Anfield Road stand are due to expire next month.

The Liverpool Echo added that the club’s owners will allow that to expire and instead focus on alternative options with a view to submitting a new planning application in the future.

Three years ago, the capacity of Anfield was raised to 54,074 following the expansion of the Main Stand, with the addition of around 8,500 seats. [via BBC]

The stadium is the sixth largest in the Premier League by capacity, behind Old Trafford, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Emirates Stadium, London Stadium and Etihad Stadium. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]

However, these Liverpool fans on Twitter seemed rather deflated by the scale of Anfield’s proposed expansion:

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