Peter Moore, Liverpool’s chief executive, has unveiled details of the Premier League club’s plans to expand the capacity of its Anfield home ground.
The current figure of 54,074 was reached in September 2016 following the opening of the new Main Stand. Anfield is currently the sixth largest Premier League stadium.
Moore said the club is now looking to add a further 6,000 seats to “try and meet demand.”
“As you know we have a permit for the Anfield Road End for September 2019 to add maybe another 6,000 seats which will bring us up to 60,000 here,” Moore told Sky Sports.
“I also know from living here, for every Liverpool ticket there is 10 people who want to buy it.
“We totally get what we need to do. We’re going to do what we did with the Main Stand as an operating group, which is look at what we need to do in a measured manner.
“We’ll look at what investment the ownership needs to put in. We’re a fan-first organisation, I can re-assure people we’re going to look at this on top of everything else we are doing.
“As you know, we’re leaving Melwood, we’re consolidating to Kirkby, and we’re focusing on using our capital very wisely and yes, we’re looking very closely at Anfield Road expansion.”
Manchester City with a 55,097-capacity at the Etihad, Arsenal with a 60,432-capacity at Emirates Stadium, and Manchester United with 76,100 seats at Old Trafford, all sit ahead of Liverpool in terms of stadium size.
West Ham United’s London Stadium has a capacity of 57,000, while Tottenham Hotspur will play at Wembley Stadium, a 90,000-capacity, while its new ground is being built.