New roof for the Kop

Friday, June 7 – 1968
The roof of Spion Kop at Anfield is to be renewed. But spectators need not worry about its famous acoustics being altered – it will still act as a sounding board to maintain its reputation of being the most notable terracing in football, writes Michael Charters.

The roof has been in existence for more than 40 years and the Liverpool directors considered it was time for modernisation.

Work starts on Monday to remove the old roof sheeting and the new ones, similar to those at the Anfield Road end of the ground, will be in place for the start of next season.

A figure in the region of £30,000 is being spent this summer on the Anfield ground, involving the Kop roof and also the modernisation of toilet facilities at the back of the Kop.

Minor work on other parts of the stadium will also be completed by August.

The major job of the new dressing rooms and pavilion at the Melwood training ground is also nearing completion. The old wooden pavilion is to be pulled down in the next few weeks and the new and handsome building will be ready for use when the players report for training early in July.

Liverpool have made one fixture alteration from the provisional list published in the “Echo” recently. The home game against Southampton, due to be played on April 8, has been switched to Tuesday, December 3.

This has been done at Southampton’s request to avoid their being involved in excessive travel over Easter.
(Liverpool Echo, 07-06-1968)