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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Believe all the hype - times that by a hundred!

That's how I felt stepping into the new extended Main Stand during the first home game of the 17/18 season vs Crystal Palace. 

The Kop end hasn't been touched and is still one of my favourite parts.

I already loved the stadium before renovations (last visited Jan 2016) - I mean this blog is called thekopsalad. Biased judgement will exist. History is plastered on every bit of wall and floor you step on so any signs of the former structure being run down was overlooked.

With the new upgraded stand though, I couldn't feel more proud for the club. I appreciate how they blended the essence of the former with the new. Modern yet historic. Where the future and past collide. I'm guilty of being too sentimental but honestly they couldn't have done it any better.

There were many of these homages dedicated to legends of the club but Stevie was just something else for me. 

Singing along to YNWA with 54,000 other people. The magic only happens here.
There's a brand new foyer for food and drinks with television screens on the inside and a mini live acoustic band that plays before kick off as well. 

The new megastore was launched just days before, so I was super excited to be one of the first few thousands to experience it. 19,500 square feet of merchandise, cafe and even a video wall - what's not to love? 

I cannot get enough of this wall at the exit of the store. Pretty much everything LFC is built on and has thrived from is written here. I need this in my house!

 More from the trip - visiting Melwood on the next post.

xo Reem

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