FSG reportedly considering Anfield plans which might surprise Liverpool fans for one reason

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FSG could reportedly look to implement one future development at Anfield which would reduce the capacity of the stadium.

Liverpool’s home ground is set to become a 61,000-seater venue by the start of next season once the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand is completed, with the possibility of further work at the ground being carried out.

However, in what may come as a surprise to some fans, the club owners could be looking at plans which would result in fewer seats for supporters rather than more.

A joint report by Nick Harris and Alex Miller for The Daily Mail stated: “Liverpool may see the capacity of Anfield reduced if owners FSG decide to refurbish the famous stadium any further.

“The club is set to open an expanded Anfield Road End stand in time for next season, with the new £80m development taking Anfield’s capacity to 61,000 — the fourth largest in the Premier League.

“But it is understood FSG will look to improve the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, which has a current capacity of 12,000. And if they do — and no final decision has been made — then reconfiguring the areas in the lower tier to give fans more room, would actually see capacity drop.

“The owners are unlikely to completely rebuild the stand as they have done with the Anfield Road End or Main Stand, due to the close proximity of nearby housing.”

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At first, it may seem rather counterproductive for FSG to consider reducing the capacity at Anfield, given the constant surplus of demand over supply when it comes to supporters trying to get match tickets.

However, fans who regularly watch from the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand might understand why the club’s owners may choose to renovate that portion of the ground.

The lower section of the stand is currently the oldest at Liverpool’s home ground, with the least amount of legroom and a relative lack of facilities in comparison to other parts of the stadium.

Also, as the report points out, any thoughts of expanding the stand are nixed by the presence of residents in housing immediately behind it.

In any event, work on Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand isn’t likely to be enacted in the near future, certainly not while the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand is finalised.

While reducing the stadium’s capacity mightn’t seem the wisest idea to explore, this report at least suggests that FSG are continually looking to pour resources into making Liverpool’s home ground the best it can be.

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  1. Many clubs including man United once had four separate stands as part of their original stadium

    They then removed the roof, filled in corners and therefore domed corners, adding 3-4 thousand seating capacity to ‘each’ corner). Adding a cantilevered roof , removing any obstructed views.

    Liverpool could look at this option in the future, at least for the Kop-2-Mainstand and Mainstand-2-Anfield-road and Anfield-road-2-sir-Kenny-stand

    This could take LFC from 61,000 to 70,000 or more . It could counter-act any reduction if the lower tier of sir Kenny is modernized.

    1. so that fen way make more profit from fans???

      pre chelseas rent blues v LIVERPOOL https://1t3am-true-reds.livejournal.com/1867.html

      foolish day defeat at the blue manc fraud klub ..4-1 instant reaction:

      * the away end almost empty well before the final whistle, i know they are in manchester, but SHAMEFUL to copy local fan nies!
      * on 47 minutes JK should have subbed Alisson, Robbo, VVd & Harv, if not at H=T!
      * Kostas should have been on earlier, being Scot Capt seems to drain Robbo!
      * Rodri went off around 85 minutes, could or should have been SENT off around 50 minutes earlier???
      * Why not Darwin on at half-time, for anyone of the front 3 who looked tired?
      * I would have played the 3-5-2 formation, JK obviously played Trent in a deeper role, this, for me is a mistake, at H-T i might have put on Joe or Milly and pushed Trent up the wing to feed Mo, & DioGO & then Darwin!
      * If you bring on Bobby, for me, its got to be for Cody or Harv, not for Mo?

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