By Will Butcher
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on fans to make as much noise as possible after work was completed on Anfield’s main stand.
The new stand was officially opened at 11am on Friday, which has finally been completed after Klopp’s side played their first three league games away from home this season.
As quoted by Goal’s Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy via her personal Twitter account, Klopp has called on fans to fill the stadium.
“This is one of the nicest stands I’ve seen in my life,” Klopp said, as quoted by Reddy’s Twitter account. “We have to fill this stadium with life. Be as loud as you can!
“Hopefully we’ll have a lot of wonderful nights here. If supporters bring their best performance and our players too – what a force!”
The upgraded facilities come as part of a £260million development scheme for the whole of the Anfield area, which is set to see its first action as Liverpool host Premier League champions Leicester in Saturday’s tea-time kick-off.
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp revealed that he took the Liverpool squad to view the new stand on Thursday.
“I wanted to bring the team here yesterday so they don’t get stuck on how impressive it is on Saturday.”
The improvements will see Liverpool’s famous ground increase its capacity to house 54,000 fans, making it the fifth biggest in the Premier League just behind Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and West Ham’s London Stadium.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford can hold 75,000 supporters, while Arsenal’s Emirates home can seat in excess of 60,000 fans.
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