Liverpool Football Club has today been granted temporary planning permission to host music concerts and major events at Anfield for the next two years.

The application submitted by the club forms part of its plans to offer more cultural and sporting events to its supporters, the city of Liverpool and those visiting the area.

As part of the plans, LFC can host up to six events per year, which are expected to take place from May 2019.

Bringing a wider programme of events to Anfield is consistent with Liverpool City Council’s aspiration to use music and sport to attract more visitors to the city.

Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at LFC, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has been involved throughout this planning process and, importantly, the local residents who provided valuable feedback at our recent drop-in sessions.

“Expanding the use of the stadium for concerts and other events will help draw additional visitors to the local area and city, provide more local jobs, increase revenue for local businesses and promote Anfield as a tourist destination.

“We will now work proactively with event promoters and Liverpool City Council to plan events while ensuring we’re all working together to minimise the impact to those who live in the local area. We are also committed to making further improvements to our match day operations and continue our engagement with local residents, councilors and other key stakeholders.”