Work has been continuing on the new Main Stand, which hopes to increase the ground’s capacity to 54,000 [Daily Mirror]. The improvements should be finished during the 2016/17 season, and bring their matchday revenue closer to that of Manchester United and Arsenal.
When complete, the new Main Stand should have three tiers, as well as the club crest emblazoned at the top. Having struggled behind the Red Devils and Gunners in recent years, this should bring the Merseyside club up to the levels of their Champions League rivals. With Chelsea also looking to enhance their stadium, it is vital that Liverpool do this now.
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The redevelopment won’t help Brendan Rodgers’ side in the short term though, with the team continuing to struggle. They haven’t won in three matches, including losses to West Ham and Manchester United. Up next for the Reds are Norwich City, who are coming off the back of a 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth.