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Stand and deliver - Liverpool aim for glory in expanded Anfield

Published 09/09/2016

Anfield's new Main Stand has been opened.
Anfield's new Main Stand has been opened.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insists Anfield's new Main Stand welcomes in a new era for the club.

The new structure, adding a further 8,500 seats to bring the ground's capacity up to 54,000, was officially opened on Friday just over 24 hours before Liverpool host Premier League champions Leicester.

General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
Liverpool Football Club's new main stand is pictured from accross the pitch, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
tA general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General view during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: General images of the new stand and facilities during the opening event of the Anfield Home of Liverpool Main Stand, at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
A man takes a picture of the relocated Hillsborough memorial, outside of Liverpool Football Clubs' new main stand at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Posters are pictured on the wall inside the Anfield Beat Cafe, part of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A tour guide walks inside Anfield football stadium, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Everton's Goodison Park football stadium is seen on the horizon beyond rows of terraced houses, during a media tour of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Rows of terraced houses are pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Curator of the Anfield football stadium museum, Stephen Done, gestures as he takes members of the media on a tour inside Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A plaque is pictured on a wall inside Anfield football stadium, during a media of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
The pitch is pictured from Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, during a media tour at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner (right) ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Linda Pizzuti wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry (left) with Tom Werner ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with owner John Henry ahead of the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PA
A general view of the New Main Stand taken from outside Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view taken from within the new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general of a refreshment area following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Goodison Park, home of Everton FC can be seen from Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the Kop End at Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of new Main Stand, Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of the new Anfield Main Stand where two public areas have today been confirmed as 96 Avenue (left) and Paisley Square (right). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of Anfield following the opening of the new Main Stand, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A general view of 96 Avenue, Liverpool. The avenue has been specially designed to reconnect the stadium to the wider community and Stanley Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2016. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's chief executive Ian Ayre speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti Henry, wife of Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry, greets former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, as she arrives for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) reacts as he speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Chairman Tom Werner speaks during the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner (L), Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre react as they arrive for the ceremonial opening of Liverpool Football Club's new main stand, at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linda Pizzuti with her husband Liverpool owner John W Henry during the opening of the Anfield Main Stand, Liverpool. PA
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's CEO Ian Ayre during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Kenny Dalglish during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti and Tom Werner during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp and club owner John W Henry during the opening of the new stand and facilities at Anfield on September 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images)

Owners Fenway Sports Group funded the project, which began in December 2014, with a £115million loan after deciding against building a new stadium on Stanley Park.

"Redeveloping the Main Stand has been about improving our home rather than having to abandon it in the name of progress," said Werner.

"We want what all Liverpool supporters want - future success on the pitch.

"Anfield isn't just where we play matches. Anfield is home and it's as much part of the identity of this club as the Liverbird on the crest of the shirt.

"Tomorrow marks a new chapter for this great football club. We look to the future while respecting our past and, most importantly, we continue our journey at Anfield."

Manager Jurgen Klopp brought his squad to train at Anfield on Thursday evening just so they could familiarise themselves with the new sights and surroundings.

He is hoping the additional capacity will help his side on the pitch but admits the players have to be the ones to inspire the crowd and not the other way around.

"This club is built on our fantastic history. We have to change this a little bit and the first step is this stand, which is better than it was before," he said.

"The first step is to fill the stadium with life. We have to start tomorrow. We had a training session here yesterday and I got quite angry and, yeah, I can say the echoes are better than they were before.

"Be as loud as you can. Hopefully we have a lot of wonderful memories here.

"I'm not too interested in atmosphere before the game. Everyone will come here and take their photos and things like this but I would like to ask for a bit of support.

"If someone is coming to give their best performance, I can ask the players to do the same.

"We do not expect them to come and celebrate themselves. We want to inspire our fans with that kind of play.

"It is against the current champions and they are still good. Let's try and make the first step in our future. Coming back tomorrow and starting the season now after the first international break is a big step.

"We have to use the power of the club and our supporters and if we do this every week it will work."

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