No timeline has been set for the next phase in terms of Kovid-19, which will add 7,000 more seats, bringing the total capacity of the stadium to 61,000.
As part of the application, Liverpool are seeking permanent permission to hold concerts and major events at Anfield. A decision is expected in the spring of next year.
Andy Hughes, managing director of the club, said: “It was clear from the outset that the expansion would be based on three factors: economic efficiency and sustainability, successful navigation of complex planning landscapes and local cooperation. And community.
“We would like to thank everyone who contributed to that consultation process. It seems that we now have a proposal that our neighbors have informed us about, that supports the broader economy and gives more fans the opportunity to come to Anfield to support our best team.
“The last nine months without fans at our stadium have led to more commitment to access Anfield to home fans than ever before, and we want to move forward, despite the high level of uncertainty surrounding Kovid-19. The proposed redevelopment is on time, which is why we decided to go ahead with submitting the planning application. ”
Earlier this year, Hughes explained that “the complex build program for Anfield Road is an 18-month process that requires two clear summer closed season windows to succeed.”
Liverpool were expected to complete the process by 2022, but the first thing they can do now is the summer of 2023.