It is still a good few hours before Liverpool will kick off in their first home game of the season against reigning Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, but the new Main Stand is already officially open.
According to the Echo, the stand officially opened on Friday afternoon.
Liverpool FC chairman Tom Werner welcomed the ending of the project, saying the whole project had been about redevelopment rather than abandonment – adding that the famous old ground was as much a part of the club’s identity as the Liver bird on the crest.
The Main Stand project formed part of a wider £260m redevelopment of the Anfield area, which has been suffering from urban decay for many years.
Attention will now move onto Walton Breck Road and the construction of new shops, commercial units, homes and apartments.
The Leicester game kicks off at 5:30pm, though there will presumably be some sort of opening ceremony for the stand beforehand.