New Anfield league attendance record set

NewsNew Anfield league attendance record set

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Anfield recorded its highest attendance in a league fixture as Liverpool hosted Burnley on Saturday.

59,896 supporters watched the game as the phased opening of the expanded Anfield Road Stand continued to its next stage.

That total tops the Reds’ previous largest home league attendance of 58,757, which was set in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in December 1949.

Saturday’s attendance remains shy of Anfield’s all-time record, however. A crowd of 61,905 were present to see Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup in February 1952.

Excellent progress continues to be made on the development of the Anfield Road Stand as the club progresses towards reaching a full stadium capacity of around 61,000.

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