Liverpool Football Club’s immediate future will be revealed today as the club unveil not only new manager Brendan Rodgers to the world’s media, but a new kit, and, if reports in the Guardian are to be believed, news on redeveloping Anfield.
Rodgers has signed a 3-year-deal at Anfield and the club have agreed a pay-off of around £4m-£5million with Swansea City for his, and three backroom staff’s services.
Reds striker Craig Bellamy welcomed Rodgers’ appointment. He said, “I think they have made a very good appointment in Brendan Rodgers, I really do.
“He is very good guy as well, speaks well, knows his football, and he has proven himself.”
The club’s owners Fenway Sports Group have cleverly left off the unveiling until today, June 1st, the first day of Liverpool’s new kit manufacturing contract with Boston-based sportswear firm, Warrior.
The new shirt, which replaces a long-term deal with Adidas, comes into effect today with fans queuing up at midnight at the official Liverpool FC store in the Liverpool One shopping centre.
A report in today’s Guardian suggests that Liverpool’s owners will also take the opportunity to explain that plans to build a new stadium have been called off.
Instead, avenues of expanding the current Anfield stadium have been explored and expansion may begin as early as next month.
There are rumours abound also that naming rights to the stadium will be revealed, with a Chinese aviation company said to be among the frontrunners for a deal.
A new era at Liverpool Football Club is about to begin, and it could all be revealed in a press conference at Anfield at 10am.
Watch this space.