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Last Updated: Tuesday October 26 2010 17:11 GMT

Liverpool FC owners given deadline for new stadium

Computer image of Liverpool's new Anfield Stadium

Liverpool fans hoping for a shiny new stadium could get an answer soon - the club's new owners have been given six months to decide what they want to do.

The council's given New England Sports Ventures (NESV) the deadline to try and speed up plans for a new ground.

A new stadium in Anfield would help to improve the area for the people who live there.

It's not yet known whether new owner John Henry plans to build a brand new stadium or renovate the old one.

The council and NESV met on Sunday to talk about stadium plans. They're due to meet again in November.

American company NESV officially took over Liverpool FC from previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett earlier this month.

Hicks and Gillett promised a new stadium when they bought the club in 2007 - but that never happened, to the disappointment of many fans.