Liverpool co-owner Tom Werner says he and John W Henry are still considering the correct move on the club’s future stadium plans.
The American tycoons are still mulling over whether to expand Liverpool’s current stadium Anfield, or build a new one entirely.
One thing Werner was definite on though was that he and Henry were not entertaining the idea of sharing a ground with Everton, and ruled that out fairly emphatically.
“We knew it would be complicated when we took over the club but we are still optimistic of finding the right solution,” explained Werner to the Daily Telegraph.
“Everyone knows the two options we are examining – staying at Anfield or a new build on the park – and although we have been pressured for a timetable we have not responded to that pressure because we do not want our fans to be disappointed.
“We have been told countless times by our supporters that they have no desire for us to share a stadium and we have listened to that. Our supporters are not for it, therefore it is a dead issue.
“I have said before you can never say it will never be raised again but although there are obstacles on Anfield redevelopment and on the issue of naming rights, I believe they are surmountable.
“People can say whatever they want about how long a decision takes, but as far as we are concerned the situation is exactly as we knew it would be when we purchased the club.
“It is our intention to not only enhance the playing environment around Liverpool Football Club but also the neighbourhood.
“We appreciate the surrounding area is not Mayfair. We want to be the catalyst for employment and to look after those in the vicinity, assisting the local economy.”