Wednesday 21 February 2018

Broughton: Liverpool groundshare should be considered

Liverpool fc. Photo: PA
Liverpool fc. Photo: PA

Former Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton believes a groundshare with near-neighbours Everton should be "seriously considered".

The British Airways chairman left his role at Anfield at the beginning of this month having completed his task of selling the club to New England Sports Ventures.

NESV are now looking at all options, from building a new stadium in Stanley Park to redeveloping Anfield, but Chelsea fan Broughton has raised the thorny issue of a groundshare.

"If (a new stadium) is not possible, then in my personal opinion, groundsharing should be seriously considered," he told an audience of business leaders.

"Fans are understandably emotional about this issue, but this has to be addressed.

"It's not the case of being red or blue. You can be red one week, and blue the next.

"It's up to people like Kenny Dalglish to communicate the business sense of all this.

"It would mean open minds on all sides."

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