Liverpool stadium plans: Pictures emerge on Twitter of Anfield redevelopment

Is this what Anfield will look like after a £150m revamp?

Liverpool may have had their plans to redevelop their Anfield stadium leaked online after pictures emerged of a multi-million pound stadium on the Anfield site.

The plans have been labelled top secret by officials at the Merseyside club, who feel that redeveloping the stadium would prove more beneficial than moving to a new site in the city.

Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson confirmed earlier today that the redevelopment plans could be submitted as early as the end of May, which the club hope would see the expansion of the current stadium from a 45,000 capacity ground to a state of the art 60,000-seat stadium to rival Old Trafford and the Emirates.

But despite the club keeping everything under wraps, computer generated pictures have emerged on social media site Twitter that appear to show what the new ground will look like.

The club had previously looked into the possibility of constructing a new stadium complex at nearby Stanley Park, and even looked into a ground-share programme with rivals Everton, only to shelf the plans to remain at Anfield.

 

They have confirmed in the past they wish to begin a three-year, £150m expansion of both the Main and Anfield Road stands, and Mayor Anderson’s revelation that plans could be submitted in a month’s time suggest the club’s officials may be close to getting their wish.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Mayor Anderson said: “The designs are going out very, very shortly and people will be extremely delighted and chuffed with the outcome.

“The whole scheme is not just about the redevelopment of LFC’s ground, which I think is going to be spectacular and as good as any ground in the country when it’s completed, as there will also be a hotel offering training in hospitality and refurbished shops and new units built.

“We’re also hoping to get local companies interested in relocating there.

“Through Stanley Park will be 96 Avenue, linking to the stadium and the new Circle of Life ring [Hillsborough memorial statue] we’re hoping potentially could go there.”

The news will lift Reds’ fans further, although the prospect of a first league title in 24 years already has spirits at the club sky high heading into this weekend’s crucial Premier League meeting with Chelsea. Victory would almost assure Brendan Rodgers’ side of the unlikeliest of triumphs, given their seventh-place finish last season and beginning the current campaign with odds as long as 33/1 according to bookmakers at the start of the season.

Suggested Topics
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there