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Liverpool's stadium expansion heads to the roof of the new main stand at Anfield

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LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool's stadium expansion has moved to the roof at Anfield as work began Friday to raise a 650-ton truss over the new main stand.

The expansion began in December and Liverpool expects the new stand to be completed during the 2016-17 Premier League season. It will have three tiers, incorporating a widened player tunnel and new team benches.

The work will raise the capacity of Anfield by about 8,500 by renovating the stand. The stadium currently holds 45,522 spectators.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre says the redevelopment "gives us a fantastic opportunity to ensure that all the rich history and traditions that make this stadium so special can continue."

PHOTO: A general view of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool as the 650 tonne roof truss is lifted into place on the new main stand, Friday July 24, 2015. Liverpool’s stadium expansion has moved to the roof at Anfield as work began Friday to raise a 650-ton truss over the new main stand. The expansion began in December and Liverpool expects the new stand to be completed during the 2016-17 Premier League season. It will have three tiers, incorporating a widened player tunnel and new team benches. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
A general view of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool as the 650 tonne roof truss is lifted into place on the new main stand, Friday July 24, 2015. Liverpool’s stadium expansion has moved to the roof at Anfield as work began Friday to raise a 650-ton truss over the new main stand. The expansion began in December and Liverpool expects the new stand to be completed during the 2016-17 Premier League season. It will have three tiers, incorporating a widened player tunnel and new team benches. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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