Plans for the redevelopment of Liverpool's Anfield stadium have moved a step closer to receiving the go-ahead.
Last year saw the Reds record their highest league finish in recent years, helping them to secure Champions League football after narrowly missing out on being crowned league champions. The injection of money from last term's success has propelled plans to increase their stadium capacity.
According to the Daily Mail, the proposal is set to increase the capacity of the stadium from 44,000 to 54,000 and has been meet positively with recommendation for approval by council planners.
A final verdict will be given to the Premier League club by the Liverpool City Council on September 23. The plans are set to see development commence on their Main Stand at the end of December or early part of January 2015. The redevelopment is likely to
last a total of 20 months following approval from Liverpool's City Council.
The inevitable sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona was a huge loss to Liverpool as they lost one of the world's most highly rated strikers. The signing of marquee man Mario Balotelli in this summer's transfer window signalled Liverpool's intent.
Despite him having large boots to fill the purchase of World Cup star was an indication to most football fans as a clear message from Liverpool that they plan on replicating last season's relative successes moving forward.