Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is very happy with the news that the club are planning to expand the current stadium to a 60,000 seater ground.
It was confirmed today that the club have ditched plans to build a new stadium on nearby Stanley Park in favour of the cheaper option of expanding parts of Anfield.
In addition, Liverpool City Council has pledged to regenerate the area in the ‘Anfield Village’ project, with the club promising a new hotel as part of the agreements.
Gerrard says, “I’m really pleased. I’ve had some special occasions at Anfield and so have the club.
“If they are going to spend all that money on Anfield and improve it then fantastic. I’m very happy at that news.
“It is major news for the club. It has been on everyone’s lips for a number of years now, would we move away from Anfield or reinvent Anfield?
“I’ve been like everyone, waiting for the verdict on that, and it looks like it is going to be Anfield which is great.
“A lot of history and important things have happened at Anfield and I think it is fantastic Liverpool are staying there.”