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Liverpool set for £150 million Anfield remodelling

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As Liverpool head ever closer to their first title in 24 years, the club aim to spend £150 million on an Anfield renovation that will see the capacity increased to 53,000 with the possibility of a further increase to 60,000.

Plans are to be submitted in June by the Merseyside club, who are confident that the first phase of development will be complete by summer 2016.

Liverpool owners have been determined in recent times to increase capacity, allowing them to complete on a higher level. However, plans for a new stadium have proven difficult and ideas regarding capacity increase have become more prominent. 

KSS are the architects responsible for the new build Anfield. They aim to add new tiers to the existing main stand without reducing capacity for home fixtures during development.

An increase in capacity should allow for a higher income for the club who, currently reside in fifth in the Premier League income table - earning £200 million less per annum than that of rivals Manchester United.

However, renovation comes at a cost - £150 million to be exact.

For many clubs this would result in a disruption to transfers, with some even having to sell players. Ayre, according to the Mirror, has however removed these fears from Liverpool fans minds, claiming that no players will need to be sold to finance the plans.

In recent years Liverpool have fallen behind the race, with Manchester City and Chelsea showing their worth as top clubs. However, a capacity increase to 60,000 would see Liverpool move second, behind Manchester United, in the home attendance league. 

This will be a huge boost to many Liverpool fans who are already relishing the prospect of Champions League football once more. It appears after years of worry and strife, Liverpool have finally found the tools to put themselves back on the map. 


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