The work had officially begun for the expansion of the Anfield Road stand redevelopment project on Thursday. The coach Jurgen Klopp put the first spade on the ground and commenced the event.
Sir Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush attended the ceremony. The people who were all involved in this project since 2014 were also part of the attendance.
LFC Managing Director Andy Hughes, project contractor Buckingham Group’s Honorary Vice-President Kevin Underwood, first-team manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool City Council Cabinet for neighbourhoods Cllr Abdul Qadir were the prominent guests present in the ceremony. All of the guests posed in the driving rain with brand new diggers in the ceremony.
Jurgen Klopp, Andy Hughes and Liverpool City Council Cllr Qadir expressed their views on the expansion taking place at Anfield
MD Andy Hughes said:
It is my great pleasure to see work officially begin on the Anfield Road Stand redevelopment. Today marks the beginning of an important new chapter in our history, and one which will see us being able to bring more of our supporters into Anfield.
I am delighted we can celebrate this significant milestone together with the many people who have contributed to this process and I look forward to celebrating further success with 61,000 fans when the stand is finished.
Cllr Qadir said:
This development is really welcomed and I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in the background on this.
As he placed the first spade in the ground, Klopp said:
Everything is better with fans. I can’t imagine how 61,000 supporters will feel, we love the idea. With the great history of this club, it’s incredible that we are building the future too.
Everything is better with fans. I can’t imagine how 61,000 supporters will feel; we love the idea.
With the great history of this club, it’s incredible that we are building the future too.
The expansion will be continuing as the season goes on. The construction will see 7000 new seats to be added in 2023-24 season.
The facilities included are improved concourses, sports bar lounge facility, and the relocation of Family park to a covered position.