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Reds close in on new Anfield development

LIVERPOOL will move a step closer to staying at Anfield after the city council announced their plans for the regeneration of the area today.

Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool's owners, have been wrestling with the idea of moving to a new site on Stanley Park or redeveloping Anfield, which has been the club's home since 1892.

The City Council, though, are expected to announce plans for a new 'Anfield Village' at a press conference and it is expected that Liverpool will pursue the a redevelopment and expansion of their current stadium.

Moving to Stanley Park was heavily dependent on FSG obtaining a naming rights deal to ease the cost but the finance involved in modernising Anfield will also be significant.

Senegal facing cup expulsion

Senegal are likely to be thrown out of the African Cup of Nations after a qualifier against the Ivory Coast in Dakar was abandoned following crowd trouble.

Ivory Coast were leading 2-0 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate -- a result which seems likely to stand, sending Senegal out -- when the match was stopped in the 72nd minute at the Stade Leopold Senghor.

The incident was confirmed on the official website of the Senegalese Football Federation: "Unfortunately the match ended in very sombre circumstances.

"The referee was forced to stop the match because of serious outbreaks in the stands by very unhappy Senegalese supporters.

Play had been temporarily halted in the 65th minute when a person ran on to the pitch and almost reached Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba before being wrestled to the ground and escorted off the field.