Staying at the top of European football is a challenge given the various financial challenges to maintain one’s place. At the time that Fenway Sports Group took over Liverpool, one oof the big worries for fans was that the new ownership group might look to move the team away from the hallowed ground of Anfield.
It made sense on paper: Anfield’s ground was one of the smallest in terms of capacity across all of the Premier League. Which meant that Liverpool were effectively leaving money on the table by not having a stadium that at least approached the capacity of some of the large ones across the league.
The trade off, of course, would have been the history. The space. The inimitable and irreplaceable feeling of walking out under those same Anfield lights as the great Liverpool sides of yore.
Thankfully, FSG chose to go the route of finding ways to expand and update Anfield instead of moving on from this great cathedral of football. As has been widely reported, Liverpool are going to be expanding the Anfield Road end in short order and opened the public comment on the project a few weeks ago.
Yesterday, the club announced that the period for comments would now be closed save one public hearing that had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. It’s unclear as to whether the comments will be made available for people to peruse, but the club did report that there seemed to be at least some interest as they’ve received over 650 comments to date.
Here’s hoping the club are able to do right by the community as they seek to ensure Liverpool’s place among the top football clubs well into the future.