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5th May, 2017 | 5:02pm

Liverpool begin discussions over new deal which will see them leapfrog PL rivals - report

By Dominic Toner

Liverpool have begun a study into the possibility of expanding Anfield beyond the 60,000 mark, according to a report.

The Times claim that the Reds have their attention of increasing the capacity of the Anfield Road stand, which currently fits 9,000 supporters.

It is understood that the Merseyside club are working on design, cost, capacity and economic viability before deciding whether to proceed with the development.

The report details that every home match has been a sell-out so far this season and the expansion of the Main Stand has helped attendances pass 53,000.

Liverpool would be able to have one of the biggest attendances in the Premier League if the new deal takes place, which would see them leapfrog several top-flight rivals in the process.

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Manchester United currently have the biggest club ground in England as Old Trafford an impressive 75,000-plus seater.

Liverpool also currently trail the likes of West Ham’s London Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in terms of capacity.

Liverpool are England’s second most successful club behind Manchester United as they have won the top-flight 18 times throughout their history.

However, they have not win the division since the berth of the Premier League in the 1992/93 season and have found it difficult competing against modern giants such as Chelsea and Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on for a third-placed finish this campaign and further improvement to their ground could help them establish themselves back on top of English football.

In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the club’s upcoming game against Southampton.

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