Liverpool officially unveiled their new Main Stand on Friday morning, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leicester City.
Work on the redevelopment of Anfield took place throughout the summer, including the addition of 8,712 more seats to the Main Stand.
This has lifted the capacity of the stadium to 54,074, making Anfield the sixth biggest stadium in England, and the fifth biggest in the Premier League.
The new-look Anfield was unveiled to club legends on Friday, with Reds owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner also in attendance.
Providing spectacular views of the surrounding area, as well as serving as a great vantage point for Liverpool’s exploits on the pitch, the Main Stand has undergone a major improvement.
Speaking at the event on Friday, Werner explained how Fenway Sports Group had looked to retain the club’s ethos with the redevelopment, saying “we look to the future while respecting our past.”
“Redeveloping the Main Stand has been about improving our home rather than having to abandon it in the name of progress,” he said.
“We want what all Liverpool supporters want—future success on the pitch.
“Anfield isn’t just where we play matches. Anfield is home and it’s as much part of the identity of this club as the Liverbird on the crest of the shirt.
“Tomorrow marks a new chapter for this great football club.
“We look to the future while respecting our past and, most importantly, we continue our journey at Anfield.”
Liverpool take on Leicester on Saturday evening, in their first home clash of the season, with Werner and Henry set to watch on as Jurgen Klopp‘s side look to seal another victory.