Liverpool FC will this week submit a planning application to the City Council with plans to turn Anfield into a stadium that’ll seat over 60,000 supporters on match-days, the club has confirmed.
The Reds are seeking permission to expand the Anfield Road stand by 7,000 seats, meaning the maximum capacity of the stadium will be taken to 61,074.
As part of the request, the Premier League champions also want permission to host concerts and major events.
The original plans to expand Anfield were put on hold because of uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the club now feels it’s in a position where it can now push forward with the plans.
Liverpool had previously hoped the construction could be completed ahead of the 2022/23 season – that now seems unlikely, but the club are yet to commit to a new timeline.
The home of the champions being 3% full is both promising and underwhelming at the same time, but it’s a start and a glimmer of hope for supporters desperate to return to the stands.