If Liverpool fans weren’t satisfied enough after an enjoyable 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday night, the club have just given them something else to smile about.
That’s because they have released brand new images of how their Main Stand will look from the inside next season.
Work has been going on throughout this campaign to build an extra tier onto the stand and the club have now revealed some brilliant pictures of the interior.
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According to the Liverpool Echo, Kopites will be able to sample the state-of-the-art facilities from the start of next season and the club have now released artists impressions to whet the appetite of the fans.
Inside the stand there will be two new concourses where fans can gather before the match for refreshments and will be open to everyone with a ticket to the match in the Main Stand.
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There will also be television screens and plenty of space for fans to socialise before taking their seat for the match.
There will also be artwork which encaptures Liverpool’s rich history - not just the football club, but also the city.
A permanent tribute to the historic Main Stand boundary wall, which was built at Anfield before the Reds started playing there every other week, will also be installed. There will also be some of the original 1906 seating included in the area, ensuring that the Liverpool fans don’t forget the history of the stadium despite this modernisation.
Images from scarves and flags held aloft on the Kop will feature on the walls while old match day programmes will also be represented.
The brand new stand will increase the capacity of Anfield from 45,522 to 54,000 as they try to complete with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United in terms of gate receipts. It also means that the Main Stand will be able to hold a massive 20,000 fans alone.
The idea to expand Anfield was decided to be more financially beneficial than rebuilding a brand new stadium in the nearby Stanley Park by the owners.
But it’s not just the stand that is being built. At the end of the season, a widened player tunnel, a new media platform and new team benches will be installed.
However, the new features are unlikely to see Champions League next season. The Reds are seventh in the Premier League and trail Manchester City in fourth by six points.
But after taking a big step towards the Europa League quarter-finals, the club will be hoping to win the completion to gain access into Europe’s elite tournament.