Liverpool's plans for a new stadium are on schedule.

According to Mayor Joe Anderson, discussions between the football and the city council over a new stadium are encouraging. The Reds' bosses are yet to decide whether to press ahead with the £300m Stanley Park stadium proposal or redevelop their current Anfield home.

Both options require resolving critical issues; a new stadium hinges on a multi-million pound naming rights deal being agreed and the development plan requires a string of planning obstacles to be overcome. A July deadline for a decision had been allowed to slip as talks continued, but Anderson believes a mutually acceptable decision can be reached.

He said: "We are in regular meetings with Liverpool FC and we are working with the club. We are pushing for a speedy resolution to the issue of whether the club stays at Anfield or goes to Stanley Park but we are encouraged by the discussions."


Posted on 04/07/2012