Liverpool reveal stunning 'first view' of £80m Anfield Road Stand

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Liverpool have redeveloped their iconic Anfield Road Stand at their home stadium ahead of the new Premier League season.

Liverpool have showcased a 'first view' of the pitch from their redeveloped Anfield Road Stand as work completes on the 7,000 seat expansion.

Jurgen Klopp put the first spade in the ground of the £80m upgrade in September 2021 and the club has now displayed the stunning view from the new stand on social media.

Once the stand is completed Anfield will play host to up to 61,000 supporters. It is the third major infrastructure project of the FSG era.

Anfield Road Stand plans have been on the agenda for almost four years, with the initial public consultation beginning way back in November 2019.

The proposals were forcibly shelved in April 2020 as the effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic started to become known.

A 12-month pause was placed on proceedings as Liverpool adjusted to the financial fallout of a three-month break in action before permission was granted to begin work by the a Liverpool City Council planning committee in June 2021.

It was revealed earlier this week that the Reds have delayed results of their latest ticket ballot for supporters due to uncertainty over the capacity of their £80million Anfield Road Stand redevelopment.

Fans who were on Monday expecting to discover which games they would be eligible to purchase tickets for during the first half of the season instead received an email from the club stating the outcome had been postponed until the end of the month.

It explained the decision had been taken due to not yet being able to confirm the full capacity of the new stand from Liverpool City Council's licencing team ahead of test events planned next month.

Work has been ongoing this summer to complete the new stand, with the Reds having been granted a request to play their first Premier League game away from home by opening the season at Chelsea on Sunday, August 13.

Liverpool are due to play their first match at the new-look Anfield against Bournemouth the following Saturday, with an attendance of more than 60,000 expected for what would be the largest crowd ever for a league game at the stadium. But members now face an extra wait before they can buy tickets.

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