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Liverpool owner cautious over ground share

Liverpool Football Club owner John Henry has conceded any plans to ground share are a ‘non-starter’ if they go against fans' wishes.  

Speaking on a fans phone-in on Liverpool TV, Henry was also adamant that the club needs a bigger capacity in order to increase revenue and failed to rule out expanding current ground Anfield.

He said: “I think that's the key issue.  If the fans don't want it, it's difficult for the club to do anything about it.

“Obviously it's the fans who come, so it might make the most sense, if you're building a new stadium, but if the fans don't want it, it's a non-starter.”

Chairman Tom Werner added that owners New England Sport Ventures understood the history of the club but were working hard on increasing the club’s turnover.

Werner said:  “We agree that it [Anfield] is a cathedral.

“We certainly need to do something. As John said, our intention is to increase our revenue, so we can put the best possible squad together, so we're hard at it.

“We've had a lot of meetings and we are moving forward with various options, it's too early to go in one direction or not in terms of whether to build a new stadium or to refurbish Anfield but we know we need to do something and I can just say as a fan that the excitement that we feel at Anfield is so palpable.”

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