The operation, which began at 6am, will see the new truss raised onto two 28m high towers at either side of the Main Stand. The lift operation is scheduled to take a full day to complete following months of detailed planning.
Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s Chief Executive Officer, spoke about the significant development.
“This is an historic milestone in Anfield’s history as the stadium transformation continues to take shape,” he said.
“We embarked on this significant expansion project just seven months ago and today we’re lifting the main stand’s new truss and marking another incredible chapter in the club’s history.
“We are proud to be able to call Anfield our spiritual home and this is a redevelopment that gives us a fantastic opportunity to ensure that all the rich history and traditions that make this stadium so special can continue for many years to come.”
Anfield’s redevelopment has been progressing since the end of the football season. The existing two storey building at the back of the Main Stand has been demolished, to allow the two structures to be connected and a two-storey podium level constructed to provide supporter access into the new stand.
Liverpool FC announced the re-development of Anfield in December 2014 with plans to add around 8,500 seats, taking the Main Stand capacity to over 20,000 and increasing the overall capacity of Anfield to around 54,000.
The Main Stand expansion project is tasked to be complete during 2016/17 season, with the redeveloped stand set to comprise of three tiers and the existing lower tier re-profiled to accommodate a widened player tunnel, new team benches, media platform and wheelchair viewing positions.