The club announced Wednesday that they would be adding 7,000 additional seats to take Anfield’s capacity to 61,000. The work is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2023-24 season.
Further evidence of the priority FSG have placed on upgrading the infrastructure of the club, the benefit to performances on the pitch also cannot be discounted as the world’s most difficult stadium for visiting opponents just became that much more imposing.
Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp, was ecstatic in his reaction to the news:
“I am [really excited],” the German told the club website. “ I really hope they will finish it in time. What did they say? 2023-24? I really will kick their butts that they will be ready for that moment.
“Next we have a nice event – the groundbreaking. I will be there, that’s a nice moment but a much nicer moment is when it’s then finished. There’s some work to do in between but what I really like about the club is that we really work on the future, these kinds of things.
The 54-year-old nodded to the reaction the club owners have had to criticism they have received in the past from supporters, most notably in the Super League debacle that soured a number of relationships.
“From time to time our owners get some criticism for this or that,” Klopp continued. “But we should really not forget that they gave us more space already and now another 7,000. That is great news for the club for the future.
“Giving 7,000 more people the opportunity to watch this wonderful team playing football is great. And it will look good as well, how we saw with the last stand we built.
“It’s good, it’s really good, very exciting. Have to wait for it – difficult – but now I know it will happen so I want to have it tomorrow actually.”