Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping that the increased capacity in the redeveloped Anfield will inspire his club to beat reigning English Premier League champions, Leicester City on Saturday.
The Liverpool players trained at the larger stadium on Thursday, and Klopp wanted his forces to get used to the new, better facilities.
‘It’s really, really impressive, what they have done there,’ Klopp said. ‘It’s an outstanding job.
‘I have no idea how somebody could do something like this but when you stand in front of it, it’s really amazing.”
Anfield’s new main stand takes the ground’s capacity to 54,742, an increase of more than 8,000 seats. There’s also a new tunnel for the players to run through onto the pitch, as the This is Anfield sign had to be moved.
‘This is a good place and a good opponent. The champions coming, we celebrate them all,” added Klopp.
‘It was really well deserved, what they did last year. They are still good – all that stuff.
‘But I would say it now. It’s another season. It’s our first home game with 8,000 more in the stadium. That’s more power and we should use this and start now with our first home game. It’s a wonderful opportunity.’