Liverpool are set to play in front of their biggest crowd in nearly 50 years when they face Manchester United this weekend, following exciting news regarding the Anfield Road stand.
The Reds are top of the Premier League after last Saturday’s late 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace, coupled with Arsenal being beaten 1-0 away to Aston Villa.
Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the league is a huge clash with bitter rivals United on Sunday afternoon, in what promises to be a fascinating game.
Liverpool are no doubt the resounding favourites going into the match, given both sides’ respective positions and the struggles of Erik tan Hag’s side, but form can often go out of the window in the fixture.
It looks likely that United could have even more fans to play in front of this weekend, with a new update from This Is Anfield claiming the new Anfield Road stand could have 7,000 supporters in it on Sunday:
“7,500 supporters are due to attend a Q&A with manager Jurgen Klopp on Monday evening, testing the facilities in both the upper and lower tiers of the stand in order for the club to receive a safety certificate ahead of a phased opening the new upper tier.
“Should that all go smoothly, an additional 7,000 supporters will be in the new Anfield Road Stand upper tier on Sunday, with an attendance therefore around 57,000.
“Anfield has been operating with attendances around 50,000 thus far this season, with the upper tier closed and small sections of the lower tier also not in use, such as the back two rows and a small section on the Main Stand side.”
Our thoughts on Sunday’s increased attendance at Anfield…
This is such exciting news for any Liverpool fan, with the thought of even more supporters inside Anfield for arguably the biggest home game of any season a mouthwatering prospect.
It should create an even more special atmosphere inside the Reds’ world-famous ground, and the hope is that Klopp’s side produce a performance worthy of the occasion.
Liverpool know that United are there for the taking, considering the different levels of confidence on show right now, but a measured display is still needed against a team that can produce big results from nowhere.
These next three home league games against United, Arsenal and Newcastle United feel huge in the title race, and if the Reds come through them with maximum points, it could be significant come next May.