Anfield Road End Delays: Liverpool’s CEO Speaks Out
Liverpool’s top brass, Billy Hogan, has voiced his concerns over the unexpected halts to the Anfield Road End’s unveiling. The much-anticipated completion of the stand’s top tier hit a snag when the Buckingham Group, the contractor in charge, hinted at potential administrative changes.
The Impact on Match Day
The ripple effect of this unforeseen development was evident during Liverpool’s home game against Bournemouth. With the said section of the stadium off-limits, the attendance figures dipped below the 50,000 mark.
Hogan, shedding light on the matter, stated, “The halt in major work post the announcement has thrown a spanner in our works. The current scenario is quite fluid, and while there’s a cloud of uncertainty, we hope for clearer skies soon.”
He emphasised the club’s commitment to keeping fans in the loop, “We’re steering clear of giving false hopes. Our phased opening plan is still on the table. As things unfold, we’ll be in a better position to share more on the project’s completion timeline.”
The Road Ahead
The CEO didn’t mince his words when he said, “At the moment, we’re in a waiting game. The recent developments have put things on hold. If Buckingham does take the administrative route, we’ll have to recalibrate our plans for the new stand.”
Liverpool fans should mark September 3 on their calendars, as the team will face Aston Villa at Anfield. However, Hogan hinted at a déjà vu moment, with the attendance likely mirroring the Bournemouth match due to the ongoing stand issues.
He explained, “Given the current state of affairs, the Villa match will see a similar turnout, hovering around 50,000. The absence of the second tier on Anfield Road does dent the overall numbers. But rest assured, we’re doing everything to ensure minimal disruptions.”
He concluded by reassuring the fans, “All season ticket holders and those with 13+ credits will have their seats. Stay tuned for more updates on the Aston Villa match in the coming days.”