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Everton boss Moyes interested in Liverpool groundshare

David Moyes
Moyes took over as Everton manager in 2002

Everton manager David Moyes has said the club would be "very interested" if the opportunity arose to share a ground with rivals Liverpool.

Both clubs have struggled to build new homes but the takeover of Liverpool by New England Sports Ventures could kickstart the Reds' project.

"I wouldn't say we'd be definitely for it but we'd be very interested if we got an opportunity," said Moyes.

"I don't know if that's how Liverpool would view it."

A move to a new stadium could help put Everton and Liverpool on closer terms with rivals Manchester United and Arsenal and Moyes said his club needs new forms of investment.

"It's [a groundshare with Liverpool] probably something that if you ask people up here no one would really want it," stated Moyes, who took over at Goodison Park in 2002.

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"Who really wants to share a ground with their neighbours?

"But from our point of view we need something new to get some more investment in.

"There is a limit to what we can get at Goodison. It can only take in a certain amount of money."

Everton's plan to move to a 50,000-seater stadium in Kirkby was scuppered in 2009 when the government rejected the proposals.

Liverpool have long-planned to build a 60,000-seater ground on Stanley Park, near their Anfield home, but work has never started because of a lack of funding.

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Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish gave guarded backing to a groundshare between the two Merseyside clubs in September, and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright hinted later he was willing to discuss the matter.

Everton announced plans in August to build a £9m retail and office complex at Goodison Park. However, Kenwright insisted the proposals did not mean that the club had ruled out a move to a new stadium.

The Toffees, who are fourth from bottom of the Premier League, host third-bottom Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.



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see also
NESV completes Liverpool takeover
15 Oct 10 |  Liverpool
Everton 2-0 Liverpool
17 Oct 10 |  Premier League
Everton plans retail development
05 Aug 10 |  Liverpool
Everton's stadium plan rejected
26 Nov 09 |  Everton
Liverpool stadium 'will be built'
17 Sep 09 |  Liverpool
Merseysiders rule out groundshare
11 Jan 05 |  Premier League


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