Liverpool have revealed they want to expand Anfield further than previously planned.

The Merseyside club released a statement on Thursday confirming they will let their previous planning permission for expansion to the Anfield Road stand to lapse as they work on new plans to expand the capacity of the stand.

They will now submit a new planning application for a “larger scheme in due course” as they no longer believe a modest 4,600 seat addition to the stand is necessary.

Liverpool’s chief operating officer, Andy Hughes, explained their situation in a little more detail.

“The progress that has been made during ongoing feasibility studies has resulted in us being in a position to allow the outline planning permission to lapse,” Hughes said. “We are committed to working with local residents, planning officials and others as we now focus on the detail behind any proposed redevelopment for Anfield Road. Throughout this process we have been clear that our objective is to find the best possible solution for Anfield Road and that remains the case.”