LIVERPOOL, England (AP) 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.
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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.''