Liverpool Football Club’s new owners New England Sports Ventures have met with Liverpool City Council officials to discuss plans to regenerate the Anfield district of the city.
Counciller Joe Anderson is hopeful the recent takeover of the club can spark the long overdue regeneration of the area.
“The regeneration can go ahead without the involvement of Liverpool but we need to get to the bottom of that the owners are planning to do,” he said.
“We want to reassure the people of Anfield that from the council’s point of view we will not be sitting idly back waiting.
“We are not going to allow what happened with Hicks and Gillett who wanted to wait until the economic situation in the country to change.”
Anderson described his meeting with NESV as “positive” and hopes the club are planning either big plans for the current Anfield or a new stadium, which would also help fund better redevelopment of the local area.