LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 25, 2016: A general view of Liverpool's Anfield stadium an new Main Stand before the Football League Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Anfield Stadium: Stand-by-Stand Information

Anfield is the home to Liverpool Football Club, and is one of the most famous stadiums in the world. The ground itself consists of four stands; The Kop, Centenary Stand, Anfield Road End and Main Stand.

The Kop

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 1, 2020: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Spion Kop was a mighty terrace behind one of the goals at Anfield. It was built in 1906, as a reward to the fans after Liverpool had clinched their second league championship. It was an enormous structure, capable of holding as many as 25,000 supporters. It had 100 steps and towered above the Walton Breck Road behind the ground. The name came from a small hill in South Africa known as Spion Kop where in January 1900, during the Boer war, a battle left hundreds dead. Many of the soldiers killed came from Lancashire regiments with a strong contingent from Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo was the first to suggest calling it the Kop.

In 1928 the Kop was extended and a roof added, this took the capacity to well over 27,000 and the new steel roof added to the noise factor. The noise generated and the swaying of the thousands on match day made for a great sight and was famous world wide. Spontaneous singing became a trademark of the Kop and the emergence of the Beatles in the 70s added to the atmosphere as the Kopites sang their favourite tunes and chanted the players names.

The Kop last stand, Anfield: LIverpool vs Norwich, 1994 (PA Images)

On April 30th 1994, following the Hillsborough tragedy of 1989, the Taylor report ordered that every terrace in England must be demolished. So in May 1994 Liverpool Football Club played in front of the Kop for a final time. Unfortunately the Reds lost 1-0 on the day with Jeremy Goss of Norwich spoiling the party. The occasion was still a memorable one and players from the past such as Dalglish, Keegan and Aldridge joined Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley‘s wife’s on the pitch.

The Kop was once the biggest single tier structure in Britain, with a capacity of almost 13,000.

Capacity 12,850
Disabled Positions 52

Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 13, 2017: Kenny Dalglish walks out of the Anfield tunnel with his grandson for at a ceremony to rename Liverpool FC's Centenary Stand the Kenny Dalglish Stand. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, as its name suggests, is in honour of the legendary former player and manager. The stand was re-built to commemorate Liverpool Football Club’s 100-year centenary, in 1992, becoming known as the Centenary Stand until 2017.

It was previously known as the Kemlyn Road Stand. It has two tiers and can accommodate for almost 12,000 supporters. It hosts executive boxes and the banquet lounge, as well as PA box, TV set and police operations room.

Capacity 11,762
Upper Tier 4,600
Lower Tier 6,814
Executive Boxes 348

Anfield Road End

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 1, 2024: A general view before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This stand is opposite to the Kop and was previously remodelled in the 90s before undergoing its most recent expansion. It has two tiers, and the upper tier now dwarfs the lower one in size and capacity.

Construction on the latest expansion started in September 2021, and due to a number of delays was not fully open to supporters until early 2024.

Over the years it has hosted the away supporters, and presently still does in the lower tier on the Main Stand side.

Capacity 16,000 (approximate)
Upper Tier 9,000 (approximate)
Lower Tier 7,000 (approximate)
Disabled Positions

Main Stand

Newly built and opened in September 2016, the Main Stand was the oldest surviving structure at Anfield prior to it’s redevelopment.

The Reds added 8,500 seats to a new three-tier stand at a cost of approximately £110 million, increasing Anfield’s capacity to 54,074.

Capacity 20,676
Bottom tier: 9,300 – Middle tier: 3,100 – Top tier: 7,900 (*approximate)
Directors Box –
Press Box –
Disabled Positions 105