By Alex Taylor
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping his side can feed off the improved atmosphere at Anfield after the completion of the new Main Stand.
The Reds have played their first three Premier League fixtures away from home this season as work to the new section of Anfield was being completed.
Last season’s champions Leicester City will be the first visiting team to play in front of the new stand and Klopp hopes it will give his side an edge.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us,” the Liverpool boss told the Mirror. “Tuesday was the first time since the Chelsea game that I’d been to Anfield.
“It’s really impressive what they have done there – an outstanding job. I have no idea how someone could do something like this!
“When you stand in front of it, it’s really amazing. This is a good place and a good opponent with the champions coming.
“This is our first home game and with 8,000 more in the stadium – that’s more power and we should use this.”
The improvements will see Liverpool’s famous ground increase its capacity to house 54,000 fans.
The upgraded facilities come as part of a £260million development scheme for the whole of the Anfield area and will put the Red’s home more in line with some of its Premier League counterparts.
Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford, can house 75,000 supporters, while Manchester City’s Etihad stadium and Arsenal’s Emirates home can both seat in excess of 60,000 fans.
The Merseysiders have had a mixed start to their domestic campaign after an encouraging opening day win over Arsenal was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Burnley and a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at White hart Lane.