Preparations for the new season are continuing at Anfield as work to install the first trees inside the Main Stand’s new public realm is underway.

Specially grown in Germany’s Black Forest, the large oak trees were flown to a local nursery to enable them to acclimatise to British weather conditions in preparation for their arrival at the stadium. 

The new grove also features acer trees, chosen because of their bright red leaves, which will give the new external areas a uniquely Anfield feel.

More than 70 trees are set to be installed on site, with workers using specialist structural soil to ensure that the trees can settle into their new home during the season.

Holly hedges and red flowers will also be incorporated into the tree-lined public space, which aims to reconnect the stadium to nearby Stanley Park.

The important task of keeping the plants watered during summer months has already commenced, with landscapers visiting the site each day to check on their progress.