Liverpool are still undecided on how to increase capacity for their loyal fans everthing from a new 55,000 stadium on Stanley Park, to redeveloping Anfied and even a ground share with local rivals Everton has been considered.
Liverpool have been given an extension by Liverpool City Council as they continue to think the different options.
The council gave Liverpool a deadline by the end of September to announce if they intend to take up the 999-year lease that would allow them to build a new stadium on Stanley Park, for which they have already been granted planning permission.
The council explains:
Leader Joe Anderson had warned in July that the club’s delaying of an announcement was 'very frustrating'. However talks have been on-going between the two parties and the council have been reassured that progress is being made.
Renovating Anfield was the original preferred choice of Liverpool’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group, but the costs were high.
A new ground on Stanley Park would require Liverpool to part fund the project by finding a sponsor for the naming rights.
Liverpool have under Kenny Dalglish started to build a squad of players than will eventually compete at the highest level and as Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal have found increased capacity provide a more stable foundation to support long term growth.