SANTA CLARA, USA - Saturday, July 30, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the International Champions Cup 2016 game against AC Milan on day ten of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Levi's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trees from Jurgen Klopp’s hometown planted at Anfield

The continued redevelopment of Anfield is nearing its conclusion, with over 70 trees planted outside the new expanded Main Stand.

The new public realm outside the Main Stand is really starting to take shape, with the first of the trees installed.

The large oaks were grown specially in Jurgen Klopp‘s hometown of Glutten, in Germany’s Black Forest, and were then flown to a local nursery in England, in order to acclimatise to weather conditions in the United Kingdom.

There will also be acer trees included, due mainly to the fact that their red leaves give off a “uniquely Anfield feel”, according to the club’s official website.

Holly hedges and red flowers will also make up part of the scenery, in what is thought to be well thought out plan by owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG).

Those working on preserving the trees will be using a special structured soil, in order for them to adjust to their new surroundings during the 2016/17 season.

There are landscapers who are visiting Anfield on a daily basis to gauge the trees’ progress.

In his first press conference as Liverpool manager back in early October, Klopp spoke about his upbringing in Germany.

“I don’t want to describe myself,” he said.

“I’m a totally normal guy, I came from the Black Forest. I’m the Normal One.”

This decision to import the trees to Anfield will make the Liverpool manager feel even more at home than he already is – he will no doubt recognise them from his childhood.

Anfield is sure to look quite a sight when all the current work is done, and everything seems to be going in the right direction at present.

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