Liverpool invested in the expansion of Anfield this summer as they saw their capacity rise by over 8,000 to become the sixth biggest stadium in England.
The previous capacity of the ground was 45,362 people. But with the extra seats, Liverpool will now be playing to crowds of 53,000 upwards, which is more than can fit into Newcastle United’s St James’ Park and Sunderland’s Stadium of Light – which can hold 52,338 and 48,707 people respectively.
Owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner are hoping the new Main Stand can be a platform for Jurgen Klopp’s side’s future success, and that both players and fans alike can enjoy the improved and enlarged stadium.
Liverpool will play for the first time in the new-look Anfield this Saturday when they face Leicester in the Premier League’s 5:30pm kick-off – but it looks like some of those who are due to sit in the new stand may not be able to catch all of the action.
WOW: A seat and view from the new Anfield main stand. pic.twitter.com/oGONCQ3etp
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 9, 2016
The picture, courtesy of BBC Sporf, shows one of the not-so-brilliant views from the new stand and Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter. Fair to say, whoever gets that seat may as well go down the pub to watch the game ….
— Alan Met (@alan_met) September 9, 2016
@BBCSporf it's only obscuring a goal, you won't miss much.
— CW (@CPW2308) September 9, 2016
— TomSkade (@tom_skade) September 9, 2016
@BBCSporf what's the point in those seats!
— Finn (@MarkFinn80) September 9, 2016