Gallery: Liverpool's new main stand begins to take shape

Liverpool's new Main Stand at Anfield is starting to take shape.

While the side is away preparing for the new season, the facelift their famous home is enjoying is starting to take shape as progress continues to be made on the development of the Main Stand.

Construction work began midway through last season and the new stand is expected to add an extra 9,000 seats to Anfield's capacity, taking the total to around 54,000.

Increasing the capacity of Liverpool's home has been on the agenda since the turn of the Millennium - which has seen the Reds consider both an expansion of Anfield and the possibility of a new stadium on Stanley Park. The latter saw two new stadium plans drawn up, but neither of them materialised during the reign of George Gillett and Tom Hicks or since their departure. 

Fenway Sports Group have taken the decision to remain at Anfield and the progression has been pretty quick, with the new stand expected to open at the start of the 2016/17 season - with the work at Anfield this time around meaning that the Reds have asked to start the 2015/16 Premier League campaign away from home, and are unable to play a friendly on home soil prior to the season's kick off.

Here are the latest images from Anfield: 

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