Liverpool to set new Anfield league attendance record against Burnley


Liverpool will set a new club record for the biggest home league crowd in their history when Burnley visit Anfield on Saturday.

The upper tier of the redeveloped Anfield Road stand will finally be fully open – boosting capacity to around 60,000.

The current record attendance for a league match at the stadium stands at 58,757 against Chelsea in December 1949.

The £80million ($100.7m) project was due to be completed by the start of this season but was dogged by delays with construction firm Buckingham Group going into administration in early September.

Rayner Rowen Construction took on the job with the upper tier partially opened before December’s game against Manchester United following a successful test event attended by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Since then the biggest crowd was 57,548 for the clash with Arsenal on December 23. However, a further 3,000 tickets will be made available ahead of this weekend – most of those will be hospitality seats following the completion of the executive lounges in the new structure.

Anfield will not quite be up to its new 61,000 capacity as there are still two rows of seats to install at the back of the lower tier of the Anfield Road stand. Work will continue on the fan zone and improving the overall look of the stand until the end of the season.

The overall record attendance at Anfield is 61,905 for the FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1952.

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