Liverpool Football Club today announced that they would be extending Anfield and expanding capacity at the hallowed ground into a 60,000 all seater stadium. This is a decision that has been over 20 years in the making and represents a breakthrough that could, in time, save the club a fortune.
When previous Anfield owner David Moores made his decision to sell the club, back in 2005, it followed years of deliberation about the best way to maximise game revenue and the capacity at Anfield. At the time it was considered neither practical, nor possible, to extend Anfield with the ground sandwiched in the middle of a housing conurbation and congested residential area. The only option looked like being an entirely new Stadium, meaning Liverpool leaving behind over 100 years of Anfield memories.