Plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Anfield Road stand were approved today by the Liverpool City Council Planning Committee.

The redevelopment approved by the city’s planning committee will increase the stadium’s capacity by around 7,000 and bring Anfield’s total capacity to more than 61,000.

As part of the application, the club was also given permission for the duration to hold up to six concerts and major events in the stadium from five years.

The plans for the proposed Anfield Road stand were the subject of a two-stage public consultation with residents, companies, fans and stakeholders.

The first phase included the permanent Closing a small section of Anfield Road in line with the original 2014 building permit. After hearing feedback on this option, the club changed plans.

In February 2020, a second phase of consultation took place in which the club unveiled new and updated plans to keep Anfield Road open, with the road around the footprint of the planned area More stands around.

Andy Hughes, General Manager of Liverpool FC, said: “This is a major milestone in our journey to bring more fans to Anfield. We underwent an intensive two-step public consultation during the planning process for this project and I would like to thank everyone who contributed.

“We knew from the start that this expansion was based on our ability to be successful in the navigate complex planning landscapes; our ability to win local and community collaboration; and our ability to ensure that the project is financially viable.

“In a very unpredictable year we are looking for security to move this project forward and there are still a few steps to be taken to get there.”

Ref: https://www.liverpoolfc.com