Liverpool to open Upper Tier of the Anfield Road Stand for Manchester United clash
Ahead of their match with arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday, Liverpool have confirmed that the expanded Upper Tier of the Anfield Road stand will be open to fans.
Speaking on the club's official website, Paul Cuttill, vice-president of stadium operations, said: “This is fantastic news and testament to the sheer hard work and commitment that all involved in this complex project have put in.
“We were forced to revise on construction schedules after Buckingham went into administration in September and thought we wouldn’t be able to open the upper tier until January.
“So to find ourselves ahead of that schedule is great, a real credit to all involved. The priority has always been to get fans into the upper tier safely and as soon as possible. We must thank all those fans who attended our test event on Monday evening to make this possible.
“Now we can’t wait to welcome those 57,000 fans to Anfield and see the new upper tier of the Anfield Road Stand come alive on matchday.”