Date: 19th October 2011 at 10:42am
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Liverpool FC have been searching for a new stadium for many, many years. Rick Moores’ principle reason for selling the club was because he could simply not afford to fund the move. Fast forward four years, and Liverpool are still no closer to moving out of Anfield.

Whilst Tom Werner has recently said that a groundshare with Everton is not an option, it is ludicrous that two clubs no more than a mile apart, both of whom are desperate to expand the capacity of their stadium, are not even considering the possibility of building a mutual home.

Stanley Park, the ideal situation for such a stadium, lies perfectly in the middle of Anfield and Goodison Park, two grounds which are desperately outdated when compared to the Emirates Stadium and Wembley.

Understandably, many fans of both teams would fervently reject the idea, not wishing to share their ‘home’ with a rival. The history of Anfield is revered worldwide and perhaps sharing a stadium with Everton, who themselves have an illustrious history, would jeopardise this.

Nonetheless, teams across Europe have adopted a shared system to great effect. Inter Milan and AC Milan both occupy the San Siro, a sensational ground that annually hosts huge European nights. Likewise, Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich both play at the Allianz Arena in Germany.

If both Merseyside teams were to pump money into the project, companies would also see it as a better business plan to endorse the stadium with their name, due to the increased exposure they would gain by two teams playing in the stadium.

As divisive as it is, sharing a stadium with Everton is attainable and would solve a problem which has plagued both clubs for far too long.


9 responses to “Controversial perhaps, but certainly practical for Liverpool and Everton”

  1. richard says:

    What a ridiculous idea. your main reasoning that 2 other teams do it WOW! what about the thousands that dont????. The LFC fans are famous for their support and for the KOP you want LFC fans to share their KOP with the bitters are you crazy.As for finances it would benefit LFC to build their own stadium and selling the naming rights which will benefit them financially why would they do that but share the financial benefit it doe’s not make sense.we could gain 100% or give away 50% to everton??? let me think 100% please. we will recoup the cost of the build quite quickly any way so we really do not need to half the costs with Everton. the only team that would benefit from a ground share is Everton as they cant run their club properly, and that is a good reason not to share as far as LFC are concerned

  2. john sutton says:

    Why are you unable to understand simple English -neither set of fans want this plus everton are skint -IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

  3. Jakob says:

    Hehe – Rick Moores!! haha – way to go…

  4. ALLAN says:

    Everton dont have the money to invest, Liverpool would have to pay lions share. I cant see it working at all,Everton would never be an equal partner.Then there’s the fans point of view, Everton would be like the little kid in the street all ways just hanging around with the big boys “Can I play”

  5. You are the ludicrous one. First off the fans are against it and the are the most important people in any football club. Secondly, Anfield is a far better stadium than goodison so redeveloping Anfield is the better option. Thirdly, comparing Anfield to the Emirates and Wembley is braindead as one is the national stadium so it is obviously hoing to be bigger than a club ground, and the other is The clubs third ground as it left woolwich for Highbury more than 100 years ago actually its longer.Then comparing the way clubs on the continent do things is wrong as every club has there own reasons as to why they do certain things also liverpool are a much bigger and much more supported worldwide club than any one else in world football so why dhould they not have there own ground they are much bigger snd have a far greater history than Everton, Bayern,1860, Milan or Inter.Added to that the fact that the reason Bayern built there new stadium was to be the sole users of it WHICH THEY ARE …. SO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. 1860 actually played in there own stadium also if you must know. Cmon get it together.

  6. Bill says:

    What an idiotic article, the fans of both clubs don’t want it. LFCs owners don’t want it only the council leader, his council cronies (Evertonians all) and the Everton board (skint) who want this to happen. Just do one Kristian.

  7. Skygod says:

    Right, Let United and City share a stadium, What about Arsenal and Spurs, Villa and Birmingham……………….What a load of rubbish.

  8. JP says:

    Well said lad, as a season ticket holding Evertonian I believe its about time we put this childish spite behind us and went forward. A groundshare would be the perfect solution.

    • richard says:

      typical blue shite hate us one minute begging of us the next. we will have our own new state of the art stadium everton can rot for all i care.