Photos: Liverpool unveil new-look Anfield to club owners and legends

9 September 2016

Liverpool’s owners and a host of club legends were in attendance as the new-look Anfield was officially unveiled on Friday morning.


The Reds are set to play their first home game of the season on Saturday evening, taking on Premier League champions Leicester City in a 5.30pm kickoff (BST).

Ahead of the clash, Liverpool held an unveiling event at Anfield on Friday morning, with owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner among those in attendance.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and owner John W. Henry during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Liverpool's co-owner and NESV Chairman Tom Werner during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking at the event, Werner said: “Staying here at Anfield is critical to that special feeling that separates our club from equally illustrious rivals.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Former Liverpool managers Kenny Dalglish, Roy Evans and formers player Ian Rush [R] and David Dairclough [L] during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The likes of Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Roy Evans and David Fairclough were also involved, as well as first-team manager Jurgen Klopp.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp said: “This club is built on our fantastic history. Now this stand is better than before, and we have to use this. Starting tomorrow.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A general view of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A view of the new Main Stand dugouts during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The new player’s tunnel and Klopp’s dugout are also now in place, with the German overseeing work on the latter on Tuesday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Seats in the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Anfield’s capacity has increased to 54,074, with 8,712 extra seats added to the Main Stand.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A general view of Anfield as seen from the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A general view of Anfield as seen from the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A general view of Anfield as seen from the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Views from the stand have largely not been compromised by the expansion, as was evident at Friday’s event.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: A general view of Anfield as seen from the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: The Catholic and Anglican cathedrals of Liverpool as seen from the upper tier of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Supporters in top tier of the Main Stand will also be able to overlook the rest of the city, such is the scale of the expansion.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: Construction still taking place as viewed from an elevated position of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Building work is set to continue into 2017 on other areas of the stadium, with the club shop to be relocated, as well as a new fan zone.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 9, 2016: The imposing structure of the new Main Stand during the Liverpool FC Main Stand opening event at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds have taken four points from three games in the league so far this season, and will be looking to add to that with a first victory at the new-look Anfield on Saturday evening.

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