Talks ongoing over Liverpool stadium plans

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson confirms that the club have been given more time to decide whether to remain at Anfield, or to explore other options away from their current site
Liverpool's stadium hopes took a boost after it was revealed the club have been given more time to decide whether or not to remain at Anfield or look to move to a new stadium.

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson told the Liverpool Echo: "We are in regular meetings with Liverpool FC and we are working with the club."

Liverpool council had initially given the a club a July deadline in the hope of ending months of uncertainty over John W Henry's plans.

But at a meeting late last month, the club informed the council it was still not ready to make an announcement. The council, although keen to see progress, agreed to relax the deadline and allow more time to be taken.

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

"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."

It is understood no new deadline has been set. But the club have shared plans with the council showing either the long mooted move to Stanley Park or a redeveloped Anfield.