Liverpool Football Club today signed a unique partnership with Liverpool City Council to help ready
young people in the north of the city for future careers.
Reds Managing Director and Cllr Joe Anderson, leader of the city council, launched the joint
venture at Melwood on Wednesday morning.
It will see Liverpool and its foundation support the council's drive to provide opportunities for
young people in training, education and other related initiatives taking place in the community.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has angrily responded to housing minister Grant Shapps after
he criticized the amount of time it is taking the club to decide on its stadium future.
Liverpool recently had a public disagreement with Liverpool City Council about the delay in
deciding whether to remain at Anfield or move to a new stadium in nearby Stanley Park.
Got this through from Liverpool Council leader Joe Anderson and though it worthy of a
"They're at it again – but then did we ever expect anything less? Many residents have been
contacting me over the last week to tell me all about the latest Lib Dem leaflet which has been
going through letter boxes across the city this week.
Liverpool football club could yet move to a new stadium after a local councillor admitted that the
club could be handed a further extension on their decision whether or not to take up a lease on
The Merseyside club's new board of directors have been mulling over the proposition which had been
made to the previous regime, though Liverpool's new owners, led by John Henry, were thought to
favour redeveloping the current Anfield site.
City council denies all blame for delays to Liverpool stadium plans
• Council leader Joe Anderson warns that obstacles remain • Club 'liable to repay £8.2m' if
Stanley Park plans change The leader of Liverpool city council, Joe Anderson, has spoken of his
frustration at the continued delay over Liverpool's stadium decision but insisted the authority
cannot be blamed for obstacles preventing a redevelopment of Anfield.
Liverpool City council leader Joe Anderson today insisted the local authority is not to blame for
Liverpool FC's problems redeveloping Anfield.
He warned the club it would likely take three years to clear all the hurdles required to stay in
its present ground.
In an interview with the ECHO, he spelled out the facts he sees standing in Liverpool FC's way with
one of the most significant being national planning restrictions.
Liverpool FC star Dirk Kuyt has joined the campaign to save a closure-threatened swimming pool.
Kuyt, who lives near Woolton baths, met up with former Brookside actor Simon O'Brien and primary
school pupils Jake Sullivan and Elian McClements to show his support.
Jake, 10, and Elian, nine, who have used the baths since they were five, collected a
2,000-signature petition to present to councillors at Liverpool town hall.
Well done to Joe Anderson for standing up against that outrageous smear. Simon Hughes needs to put
up or shut up because this is just the lowest of the low.
From the Echo
Mr Hughes said: "There is a huge difference between councils that we run in places like Sheffield
which are having a small number of redundancies, places like Portsmouth where they are opening
services, not closing them, and places like Manchester and Liverpool which are clearly politicising
the cuts to make it sound worse and, bluntly, forcing people out of jobs when they needn't do so.
Liverpool could be forced to scrap new stadium development plans amid a dispute over deadlines with
the local council, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Merseyside club are stuck in limbo as they are neither able to build a new stadium nor increase
the capacity at Anfield.
Rigid and unsympathetic deadlines set by the local council are to blame for Liverpool's failure to
expand their current home.
Liverpool has been granted an extension for work on a new 60,000-seater stadium at Stanley
The local authority deadline for the approval of development work expired on June 19, but a council
spokesperson has stated that 'sufficient works' have been undertaken by Liverpool since their first
approval in 2008.
NEW YORK, NY Major League Soccer's 18 clubs selected a total of 51 players during the three-round
Supplemental Draft on Tuesday. All eligible players who were not selected in the SuperDraft last
week and additional players nominated by MLS teams were eligible for selection in the Supplemental