Liverpool is making new plans to turn Anfield into a 60,000 seater stadium.
In a statement reported by The Liverpool Echo, the club has voided previous plans and will now submit new plans.
They feel these new plans will benefit the club and of course, it fans more than the original ones.
And Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group spent 110 million pounds on a ground expansion, that opened back in 2016. This saw a further 9,000 seats added to the Anfield capacity.
The current capacity of the Liverpool ground is a little over 54 thousand seats.
This new plan which the owners described as ambitious will push that total closer to 60,000.
The next step for the club is to mediate their new idea, with the local community and other stakeholders and progress with applications based on these discussions.m.
Liverpool FC Chief Operating Officer Andy Hughes said:
“The progress that has been made during ongoing feasibility studies has resulted in us being in a position to allow the outline planning permission to lapse.”
“We are committed to working with local residents, planning officials and others as we now focus on the detail behind any proposed redevelopment for Anfield Road.”
“Throughout this process we have been clear that our objective is to find the best possible solution for Anfield Road and that remains the case.”
Prior to this new development club chairman Tom Werner said:
“We are still analysing the opportunity to build on Anfield Road. We are trying to figure it out.”
“When we went forward with the Main Stand expansion, which I’m very proud about, we obviously wanted to do it right so we were quiet about it.”
“In a perfect world we will be able to figure this out.”
While this would still leave trailing Old Trafford by approximately 14, 000 seats, it would put them on a par with Tottenham and Arsenal, and ahead of Manchester City. In terms of seating capacity.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 22, 2019