Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has issued an update to Reds supporters on the club’s stadium plans, but refused to suggest a date that construction would begin.
“There are two or three hurdles we have to get over,” Ayre is quoted as saying by ESPN.
“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.”
Fans from the red half of Merseyside have been waiting for a long time to see development on their ground.
When George Gillett and Tom Hicks took over in February 2007 for £218.9 million, Liverpool fans were infamously promised a spade in the ground within 60 days.
It has therefore taken seven years just to decide whether to redevelop Anfield or build an entirely new stadium.
Even though the plan to extend the Main Stand and Anfield Road End was implemented in October 2012, there remains no visible progress made under the club’s second set of American owners Fenway Sports Group.
Perhaps now though, there is light at the end of the tunnel.