Reds announce new Anfield Road end plan Liverpool have scrapped existing plans to develop Anfield – and will instead submit a new application to increase capacity in excess of 60,000 reports Ian Doyle. The club have reaffirmed their intention to redevelop the Anfield Road End stand as part of their long-term vision to upgrade the stadium. Existing outline planning permission, which allows for the addition of around 4,000 seats to the stand, is due to expire next month. And Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group will allow that to lapse and instead concentrate on alternative options with a view to submitting a new planning application for a larger scheme in due course. FSG have already spent £110million on the Main Stand that opened in September 2016 and provided an extra 9,000 seats. But it soon became apparent the demand for tickets at Anfield far outstrips the current capacity of just over 54,074, with the club having undertaken several feasibility studies in recent years to determine the economic viability of a larger stadium.