Liverpool consider playing a Europa League home match away from Anfield next season as Main Stand redevelopment goes on

1 Apr

Liverpool are considering playing a home fixture away from Anfield this summer.


Final completion work on the Main Stand redevelopment means measures are being considered to stage any potential European qualifier at another ground in the north west and it is understood that Bolton and Wigan are viable options.

Liverpool have already made a request to the Premier League to play their first match of the new domestic season away from home to allow the finishing touches to be done and there is the outside possibility of that being extended to two games.

But should Jurgen Klopp’s side qualify for Europe via their league place they are likely to face an early start to their campaign.

The Premier League’s sixth-placed side will enter the third qualifying round and the same could apply to the team in seventh, depending on who wins the FA Cup.

That would mean a tie being played July 28 or August 4, times when Anfield will not be fully ready.

Officials considered playing in a partially-closed stadium but taking one game on the road appears the preferred option.

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