A planning application has been lodged by the club with Liverpool Council to install bronze floor plaques adjacent to the stadium. The plaques would be similar to that of those installed along the mile-long Hollywood Boulevard honouring stars of film and TV.
Little in the way of detail has been released about the proposals since they were submitted to the city council last month. When approached by the LDRS for further information, the club said “all information will be released in due time by either the club or the council at some point in the near future”.
It is the latest development at the famous ground, following the lifting of the roof truss of the new Anfield Road stand into place in July. The delicate manoeuvre was carried out on one of Merseyside’s hottest days on record and marked a major milestone in the £80m development which began in September 2021.
The progress means the development is now nearing its half way point with expectation for completion in summer 2023. Current projections are that the new stand will be ready to welcome fans for the start of the 2023/4 season.
The proposed Walk of Champions would add to the existing designs the Reds have installed to commemorate their dozens of titles accumulated over the years. A wall of champions has been installed at Anfield already, as well as at the new Axa Training Centre in Kirkby.
Both were updated earlier this year following Jurgen Klopp’s men triumphing twice at Wembley in both the Carabao and FA Cups. The FA Cup win over Chelsea in May was the 50th trophy success for the club’s men’s side and was their eighth overall.
A date is yet to be established as to when the proposed new plaques would be considered by the city council’s planning committee for approval. The council deals with applications within the statutory period of eight weeks for minor applications, 13 weeks for major applications and 16 weeks for applications accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.
A consultation could also be launched by the local authority for residents’ views on the plans before consent is granted.