Liverpool players have been expressing their delight with the new Main Stand at Anfield.
The construction, which has added 8,500 seats to Anfield’s capacity to take the total figure to just under 55,000, was given a perfect christening at the weekend as we beat reigning champions Leicester City 4-1 in the first home game of the new season.
After a spine-tingling rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone, the whole ground was in fine voice for the full 90 minutes, even managing to rally round after Lucas gifted a goal to Jamie Vardy to provide Leicester with some hope.
In the post-match interviews, both Lallana and Mane were signing the praises of the new building.
“We definitely felt it. That whole stand felt completely different – it almost made the pitch feel bigger at times. It was definitely noisier and we have to use that as a positive for ourselves going forward this season,” said Lallana (official site).
“The extra fans played a very good part for us, they helped us through the difficult times,” added Mane. (official site)
“We are very happy with that and I think they’ll help us until the end of the season.”
The stand won’t be fully completed until Christmas time. Although the outside facade and the pitch facing seats are complete, work is still going on in the interior. Teams are currently using temporary dressing rooms.