Liverpool have announced their intention to bring the capacity of their Anfield home to over 60,000.
The news comes as the club scrapped existing plans to refurbish the Anfield Road end of the ground in favour of an ‘ambitious’ new project which the club now says is under ‘active consideration’.
The current planning permission for an expansion to 58,000 with the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end will be allowed to lapse in order to start the process on a new project to increase the stadium's capacity even further.
Owners Fenway Sports Group invested £110m to expand the Main Stand, which opened in 2016, bringing the capacity from 45,000 to its current 54,000, but demand for tickets means the club are looking to redevelop even further.
Chief Operating Officer, Liverpool FC, Andy Hughes reaffirmed the club’s commitment to developing the Anfield Road end and said: “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.”