PHOTO: The latest image of the Anfield Road expansion

The expanded stand is set to be fully operational for the upcoming Merseyside derby.

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The expansion of the Anfield Road Stand hit major roadblocks when the original contractor, Buckingham Group, fell into administration.

Since then, the club has managed to hire Rayner Rowen Construction Group to finish off the remaining work.

Liverpool’s hierarchy initially planned to have the expanded stand ready for the first home game of the season – Bournemouth.

However, that date proved too early for FSG and the club.

It was previously reported that the expanded stand would be fully operational for Everton’s visit on Saturday, October 21, increasing the stadium’s capacity to 61,000.

Anfield will then only be behind Old Trafford, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and West Ham’s London Stadium in terms of capacity.

It will be a big boost for Jurgen Klopp’s men to have a full capacity Anfield for the Merseyside Derby, as local rivalries mean so much to the local support.

See the images below of the expanded stand nearing its completion. The bits in red are where seats are installed, while the gray spots indicate where some seats are still needing to be built.

 

 

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