The leader of Liverpool City Council, Warren Bradley, has insisted that if the city wants to be included in the World Cup 2018 bid, they must build a new stadium, as Anfield and Goodison Park do not fulfil FIFA criteria.
Not only is he saying their grounds aren’t good enough, he rubs salt in the wounds by insisting they should groundshare, and then compares the shit they’ve got with the ‘fabulous’ stadiums we have in Manchester.
As if losing out on Gareth Barry to MASSIVE Manchester City wasn’t a blow enough, but now one of their own is claiming that Wastelands is a better ground than Anfield? It just seems misery after misery for our scouse neighbours… not that they seem to mind.
“We’ve got to do something if we are serious about being a bidding city for the World Cup,” said Bradley. “I don’t want to see everything migrate down the M62 to Manchester where there are two fabulous stadiums. There is a need for a 60,000 fit-for-purpose, 21st-century stadium in Liverpool. It would cost around £300m. Sure, we still have the tribalistic supporters in the city who would say, ‘I won’t sit in it after a Liverpudlian or Evertonian has.’ But that’s not the argument, is it? I don’t see any reason why it can’t work – it does so across the southern hemisphere, and in Germany, Italy and America.”