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The Main Stand should be completed for next season.

Liverpool film incredible drone footage of their redeveloped Main Stand

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Last week it was brand new artist impressions of the inside of the Main Stand and now Liverpool have released footage filmed by a drone of the Anfield transformation.

The stunning 90-second clip shows the work being done on the stand as the drone lifts off from the Anfield turf before circling the iconic stadium.

Only after watching this footage can you gauge how huge the new Main Stand is going to look.

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From next season, the stand will hold 20,500 fans with the brand new upper tier being built, increasing the capacity to 54,000.

Work is underway to build the brand new concourse that will fit inside the stadium where fans will gather before kick off. This will feature television screens and there will be plenty of space for fans to socialise before taking their seat for the match.

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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.

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Images from scarves and flags held aloft on the Kop will feature on the walls while old match day programmes will also be represented.

As well as working on the new concourse, they will need to install 760 panes of glass with red glazing into the stand. This will give fans incredible views across the city whilst in the Main Stand.

The players’ tunnel will also be widened while both the home and away dugouts will be transformed.

Watch the sensational drone footage here:

The decision was taken by the Liverpool owners to expand the current Anfield, rather than build an entirely new stadium in Stanley Park - the park you can see in the footage separating Anfield and Goodison Park.

Although the new attendance of 54,000 at Anfield is unable to compete with the likes of Old Trafford, Emirates and St. James’ Park, it will represent the first expansion of the stadium that was opened in 1884.

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The overall cost of the development is believed to cost £260 million, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Despite all the redevelopment, it’s unlikely that the brand new Main Stand will see Champions League football next season.

The Reds are seven points behind Manchester City in fifth - although they do have a game in hand.

Their best chances of qualifying for Europe’s elite competition could be in the form of the Europa League. Jurgen Klopp’s side have one foot in the quarter-final of the competition after they beat Manchester United 2-0 last week in the first-leg of their last-16 tie.

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