Ian Ayre provides Anfield redevelopment update

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Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has provided a brief update on where the club are at with regards the intended redevelopment of Anfield stadium.

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Ayre was speaking on Monday as the club unveiled another commercial agreement, a reported £32m deal with Garuda Indonesia to become the club’s first training kit sponsor.

Liverpool confirmed their intentions to remain at Anfield back in October 2012, while a report a year later in The Independent explained problems over the purchasing of properties had arisen.

Ayre explained:

“There are two or three hurdles we have to get over. The first is property, and we are making strides on that front. The second step is getting planning permission, and the third is construction.

“If we get over each of those hurdles, we have the certainty to move things forward. What we don’t want to do is start promising things we can’t deliver, but we’re very pleased with the progress we’re making.”

In September last year Ayre said:

“Our ambition is to stay at Anfield, and we’re about 90% down the road in securing proprieties affected by redevelopment. I’m reasonably confident, the first phase will be closer to 60,000 capacity.”

Slow progress has become a source of frustration among some supporters.

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