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The Reds will hold a series of public consultation events in which it will share proposals for a redeveloped Anfield Road Stand
Liverpool’s plans to extend the capacity of Anfield beyond 60,000 will take another step forward this week, Goal can confirm.
More than 5,000 leaflets have been distributed by the club inviting local residents and business to a series of public consultation events, where the Reds will share their plans for an ambitious proposed redevelopment of the Anfield Road Stand.
Liverpool announced in August that they had scrapped initial plans for an upgrading of the Anfield Road End. Outline planning permission for the addition of around 4,000 extra seats was allowed to lapse with club owners, Fenway Sports Group, revealing its plan to explore alternative redevelopment options.
They are now in a position to share those alternative plans, and Goal understands that they will involve a redevelopment which takes Anfield’s capacity above 60,000.
There is already an acceptance at Liverpool that demand for tickets far outstrips supply, and the club’s on-field success in recent seasons has only highlighted that fact further.
That, coupled with the knowledge that their Premier League rivals – Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal – all boast larger stadiums, has led to a series of feasibility studies investigating the economic viability of a new, larger Anfield.
FSG have already displayed a willingness to expand the stadium. They spent £110 million ($142m) on building the new Main Stand, which opened in 2016 and took the capacity above 54,000.
Speaking in July, chairman Tom Werner said: “We are still analysing the opportunity to build on Anfield Road. We are trying to figure it out.
“When we went forward with the Main Stand expansion, which I’m very proud about, we obviously wanted to do it right so we were quiet about it. In a perfect world we will be able to figure this out.”
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But this time they were on the receiving end of the disappointment.
New Zealand showed their intent by surging into a 5-0 lead as England panicked, but the Roses regrouped to take a three-goal lead into half-time.
Until this match, England had not come from behind in the tournament and as the Silver Ferns pushed back in front, they looked intent on staying there.
England threw everything at the Kiwis in the final quarter – but their opposition soaked up the pressure and played down the seconds left on the clock.
What went wrong for England?
England did not look like the confident team who came through the group stages without losing a quarter.
Shooter Jo Harten’s form dropped dramatically in the first half, compared to her heroics in the previous game against South Africa, and she only improved when she moved to goal attack.
England’s engine room and captain Serena Guthrie was also guilty of failing to bring the goods on the day.
Head coach Neville said her side’s “basic errors” cost them the game.
“New Zealand came out really strong in that first quarter, “she said. “We didn’t learn our lessons quickly enough. We seemed to be chasing the game, which is something we haven’t done in this tournament.
“We gave it our all but didn’t have the legs. This tournament is quite brutal. We’ve got another game tomorrow and we go again.”
‘We’ve already won in some respects’
It was a rocky road to this final for New Zealand. They failed to reach the Commonwealth finals in 2018 for the first time and dropped to fourth in the rankings, one place behind England.
Off the court, key player Laura Langman, who has made more than 100 international appearances, was out of the set-up for 18 months because she chose to play her club netball in Australia.
But the arrival of coach Noeline Taurua in 2018 led to those club rules being relaxed and now Langman, along with veteran defender Casey Kopua, will get a shot at gold again in what is likely to be their last World Cup.
“I’m a bit lost for words,” said Taurua. “We’ve got one more game to go to get the gold and that’s what we’re going for.
“We’ve already won in some respects. We were underdogs coming into this game. There’s nothing else for us to worry about.”
New Zealand came close to beating the Diamonds in the preliminary stages and this victory over the hosts will surely give them the belief they need to beat their long-time rivals.
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