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Premier League: Liverpool announce Carillion as contractors to head up £75m Anfield expansion

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Premier League runners-up Liverpool have elected Carillion to carry out the £75m work on their expansion of Anfield.

The work, which will take about 20 months, will see expansion of the main stand by 8,500 seats, and the Anfield Road stand by 4,800 seats.

Richard Howson, chief executive of Carillion, said: “Being selected for this prestigious project reflects Carillion’s reputation for high standards of quality, Health and Safety and sustainability."

“We look forward to working closely with Liverpool Football Club to create new world-class facilities at its famous Anfield Stadium.”

The news means that Liverpool are edging ever closer to their plans to renovate their iconic home ground, rather than move to a new home.

For many years Liverpool have debated whether to upgrade Anfield or find a new location, with Stanley Park often touted as a possible site for a new stadium.

The corporate and hospitality areas will also be expanded as Liverpool aim to close the gap in this area on their Premier League and European rivals.

Tom Doyle, project manager for the construction of the Olympic Stadium in London, has been hired to oversee the project.

Liverpool will once again be playing Champions League football at their famous ground after finishing second in the league last season. Incidentally they look set to receive a fee of £80m for their star striker Luis Suarez, although this money will more than likely be reinvested in the squad, rather than being used directly for the ground work.

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