Liverpool are open to the possibility of developing Anfield again to take the famous old stadium’s capacity to beyond 60,000.
The future home of Liverpool FC has been much the subject of speculation of the years, with talk of a new stadium, stadium sharing with Everton and an Anfield redevelopment all being talked about over the last 20 years or so. However, it was finally decided a few years ago that Liverpool would be staying put and redeveloping their famous stadium.
They have already completed the first phase of that development, impressively adding 10,000 seats to the stadiums capacity in 2016 with the improvements to the main stand.
However, club CEO Peter Moores has told Sky Sports that they are still looking at adding an extra 6,000 seats to the Anfield Road End:
“As you know we have a permit for the Anfield Road end for September 2019 to add maybe another 6,000 seats which will bring us up to 60,000 here.
“I also know from living here, for every Liverpool ticket there is 10 people who want to buy it.
“We totally get what we need to do. We’re going to do what we did with the Main Stand as an operating group, which is look at what we need to do in a measured manner.”
The redevelopment of Anfield is crucial for the club if they are to keep pace with some of the Premier Leagues other clubs.
Manchester United of course hold the record capacity with over 75,000 seats in Old Trafford. United are even looking at extending their ground further to take the capacity to 88,000, just 2,000 less than Wembley.
Elsewhere, Arsenal have moved into the Emirates, Manchester City have recently expanded the Etihad, West Ham have moved into the London Stadium while Tottenham are building their own 61,000 seat Arena at White Hart Lane.