Mayor encouraged by stadium talks

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The mayor of Liverpool says he is encouraged by continuing talks on the club's stadium proposals
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The mayor of Liverpool says he is encouraged by continuing talks on the club's stadium proposals

Continuing discussions between Liverpool and the city council over the club's stadium plans are encouraging, according to mayor Joe Anderson.

The Reds have still to make a decision on whether to press ahead with the £300million-plus proposal to build a new ground in Stanley Park or redevelop Anfield. Choosing the former option is dependent on a multi-million pound naming rights deal being in place while the latter plan requires a number of planning obstacles to be overcome.

A July deadline for a decision has been allowed to slip as talks continue but Anderson is optimistic a decision acceptable to all parties can be reached, and told the Liverpool Echo: "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."

He continued: "We are in regular meetings with Liverpool FC and we are working with the club.

"It's frustrating for the local residents and they are my main concern."

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