EXCLUSIVE: A Liverpool construction worker is asked to leave the Anfield construction site after behind-the-scenes videos of their new 16,000-seater £80m stand are leaked
- The club shared images of the old roof removed from the stand on Thursday
- The work at the club should last the off-season but could have an effect on the next term
- The Reds have requested their first away game next season to ensure he is ready
A construction worker redeveloping the Anfield Road stand in Liverpool, who claimed he was sacked for posting videos online, was asked to leave the site today after leaking a behind-the-scenes video of work in progress.
Kev Moore is one of the workers assigned to work on increasing the storied floor’s capacity to 61,000, which began in 2021.
Liverpool released a video of the off-season work on June 8 showing the stand’s 282-tonne roof being lifted by four large cranes.
The works, expected to cost £80m, will add 7,000 new seats to the Liverpool ground, but the club are in a race against time to ensure Jurgen Klopp’s side can compete in the stadium at the start of next season.
The club have requested that their opening game of the season be played away, to give them more time to put the finishing touches before the unveiling of the stand at the start of the 2023-24 season.
The video showed the view from the upper level, which Moore compared to ‘Newcastle away’
Kev Moore has shared he was sacked from refitting the Liverpool stand after filming a behind-the-scenes video
Moore shared a video claiming he was sacked after the video was shared on social media on Wednesday, posting the clip alongside the message: ‘Sacked by (Liverpool) for a video I not post.
“No idea how it got so big so fast.”
When approached for comment, Liverpool confirmed that they had not sacked Moore nor had they asked his company, Buckingham Group Contracting, to fire him.
However, Buckingham Group Contracting has a personnel policy which states that phones are not permitted on site except for work purposes, which in filming his videos Moore will have found himself in breach of.
A source close to the business claimed the Moore was not fired, but was sent home for the rest of the day.
In Moore’s initial video, the construction worker shows his view from the upper level, commenting on the steepness of the stand’s stairs.
“Look at the view on the pitch,” adds Moore. ‘You’re in for the fucking nosebleed here. Like Newcastle far away’.
He then zooms in on a visit that takes place on the ground, before going around the terraces, showing how “it takes shape”.
Bidding farewell to the site, Moore filmed bare levels where additional seating will fit in
Initially, the video was taken down, but Moore reposted the video to his Twitter account on Wednesday after he was fired.
In a second video, posted after she was asked to leave for the day, Moore said: “Apparently Liverpool have been in contact with the builder over the video.”
Moore cuts himself off, warning passing colleagues “not to get into the video or you’ll be fired.”
As he wanders around the site, saying goodbye to his colleagues, he says: “I asked about the ton of bricks that fell from the sixth lift of the scaffolding – but it was me who make videos, sitting on my break (that’s the problem)”.
Moore appeared in high spirits as he told co-workers he’s “making his last video”.
With some awareness of the situation, this news is greeted with hoarse laughter.
Liverpool released new drone footage of the development at the stand on Thursday June 8
Four cranes helped remove the old roof from the stand, with the new one now overhanging it