Anfield Road expansion proposed completion date set for 2022
More positive news seems to arrive almost weekly for Liverpool fans these days, and during the first week back to training for our lads since their winter break, it's been no different.
The club today announced plans that the new Anfield Road expansion would potentially be set for completion in the summer of 2022. The club say they are confident that this will happen, as the second public consultation was set to get underway this afternoon.
Apparently, of over 800 responses to the last round of public consultation, over 90% of those were positive replies to the proposed expansion. The further consultations will take place today and Thursday, along with a popup stand on 24th February for the visit of West Ham.
The planned expansion to the ground's second most popular stand, will increase the Anfield Road stand by a further 7000 seats, taking the capacity of the ground to over 61,000.
We'd then be entering the territory of the largest grounds in the country, and it would ensure that the club is reaping the long-term benefits of a much bigger and more modern Anfield for the years to come.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the works will cost around £60 million, of which none will be loaned from owners FSG. The fact that the club is now in a position to self-fund the expansion is, in itself, a hugely positive thing for all concerned.
You can also take a look at how the new Annie Road end would look here.