Anfield to be biggest stadium in Championship
LIVERPOOL’S redeveloped ground will have the largest capacity in the second tier, it has emerged.
The extensive works will begin once all of Stewart Downing’s shanked crosses and Steven Gerrard’s 90-yard passes have been cleared off the roof.
Manager Brendan Rodgers said: “By this time next year we’ll be facing the likes of Ipswich and Barnsley, so the workmen can carry on in the sizeable empty parts of the stadium while matches are being played.
“There’s very little chance of them being distracted by crowd noise, as it’s usually the home team scoring that causes kerfuffle.”
Former owners Hicks and Gillett’s proposals for a 300,000-seat anti-gravity omnidome hovering in the stratosphere were shelved after proving scientifically impossible.
And suggestions that Liverpool and Everton share a ground were abandoned after debate about which set of fans would be friendlier and more welcoming triggered a month-long riot.
Liverpool’s ten-year business plan will see seating capacity continually increased as the club hurtles down the tables.
When the club finally slips into non-league football in 2022, its stadium will be visible from space.