Liverpool is clearly the most popular Red team in northern England. Fans who had pined for the glory days are now basking in the sunshine of Salah and Klopp’s achievements. The current League leaders are looking good.
And seeing the uptick in popularity, the owners, Fenway Sports Group, are planning to invest in growing the stadium capacity at Anfield.
The current capacity is 54,074, which does not do justice to a club of Liverpool’s stature. As a point of comparison, Manchester United, floundering after 3 games in the new season, still pack in 75,000+ supporters at Old Trafford (a venue now fast becoming the Theatre of Nightmares).
Liverpool last expanded their Anfield Road capacity in 2016, spending over 100 million pounds with an addition of 9000 seats. The current planned expansion will take capacity to more than 60,000 seats. To put things into perspective, for home games today, more than 30,000 Reds come to the stadium and fail to get in, as demand outstrips supply by a huge margin. It is hoped the capacity addition alleviates this problem at least to some extent.
The club will surely be careful that that the expansion does not damage the atmosphere, one of the most feared venues for English as well as European clubs to come visiting. And if Klopp keeps up the good work, the faithful at the Kop would expect the Trophy cabinet to be expanded too.
For the Merseyside faithful, things have not looked so good in decades.
Liverpool are currently favourites to win the EPL and third favourites to retain the UEFA Champions League (after Manchester City and Barcelona).