FORMER Liverpool FC chairman Martin Broughton has called on Merseyside's big two clubs to consider sharing a new football stadium.
Speaking to an audience of 580 business leaders last night, he called on fans to put aside emotional considerations in favour of the economic advantages of a groundshare between Everton and Liverpool football clubs.
Mr Broughton said he 'fully supported' New England Sports Ventures (NESV) - now the Fenway Sports Group - in their preferred option to redevelop Anfield.
But he went on: 'If that's not possible, then in my personal opinion, ground sharing should be seriously considered.
'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.'
Mr Broughton said fans had to understand that football clubs face a choice between a stadium of their own, or having money left over to invest in players.