Following last night's dramatic 1-1 draw against Chelsea, Liverpool's maintenance and ground crews began packing up shop ahead of the completion of the main stand renovation this summer. Christian Benteke's late header would be the last roar heard at Anfield for this season, as this was the last competitive match to be held there until August.
As soon as the last patron left for the evening, the staff started preparing for the next stage in Anfield's overhaul. The most notable thing to be taken down was the famous 'This Is Anfield' sign that greets the players as they walk down the tunnel onto the pitch.
This happened this morning. I am REALLY freaked out by the image !! pic.twitter.com/7EBHMMEw2T— George Sephton (@VoiceOfAnfield) May 12, 2016
This sign has become iconic and a momento of good luck for players as they walk out to battle an opponent. It could almost be described as the heart of Anfield. Without it up, it's almost as if the stadium has lost its heart. At least for the time being. Now we wait for work to be completed on the new main stand and for life—and the sign—to be pumped back into Anfield when Liverpool return for another season in a few months.