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Liverpool set to break Anfield attendance record in Burnley clash with new stand to be fully open

LIVERPOOL are set for a record attendance when Burnley visit Anfield on Saturday.

The expanded Anfield Road End will finally be fully open after being redeveloped over the last few years.

Liverpool's Anfield Road End is set to open completely this weekend

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Liverpool’s Anfield Road End is set to open completely this weekendCredit: Getty

The upper tier has been open for several weeks but seats in the middle tier have been vacant while work on executive lounges was being completed.

However that work is now finished and 3,000 more tickets are available for the Burnley clash.

Liverpool are expecting that to boost attendance to the 60,000 mark – beating the current record for a league game of 58,757, which came against Chelsea in December 1949.

The overall record attendance at Anfield is 61,905 for the FA Cup tie against Wolves in 1952.

Capacity is expected to be increased to 61,000 once two more rows of seats are installed at the back of the lower tier of the Anfield Road End.

The £80million project overseen by Rayner Rowen Construction was initially expected to be completed at the beginning of the season, but was hit by delays because of Buckingham Group – the original firm hired to handle the task.

The tickets for the new section will go on sale on Tuesday and 2,500 will be hospitality seats.

Liverpool still need to ensure emergency conditions tests are passed, and will work with the city council to get the green light.

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The Reds are looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are still top of the Premier League table although the Gunners are now just two points behind, with Manchester City five points off with two games in hand.

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