Wednesday 3 August 2016 14:11, UK
Liverpool's redevelopment at Anfield is nearing an end after work to install the first trees inside the new public realm outside the Main Stand got under way.
Specially grown in Germany's Black Forest, the large oak trees were flown to a local nursery to enable them to acclimatise to British weather conditions in preparation for their arrival at the stadium.
The new grove also features acer trees, chosen because of their bright red leaves, which will give the new external areas a "uniquely Anfield feel".
More than 70 trees are set to be installed on site, with workers using specialist structural soil to ensure the trees grow to their full potential.
Holly hedges and red flowers will also be incorporated into the tree-lined public space, which aims to reconnect the stadium to nearby Stanley Park.
Liverpool are adding 8,500 seats to the Main Stand, taking the overall capacity at Anfield to around 54,000.
Supporters will be able to take their seats in the Main Stand for the club's home game against Leicester City on September 10.