Everton stadium news: Mayor says announcement on ground is 'not far off'
Exclusive: Everton will be able to provide update on Bramley Moore hopes soon says city leader
Joe Anderson has reassured Everton fans that an announcement about the club's new stadium will be made soon.
The Mayor of Liverpool said he is confident that news "the fans have wanted to hear" about their hopes of a ground on the city's waterfront at the Bramley Moore dock is imminent.
Mr Anderson believes that the lack of updates on the club's progress in securing the site for their stadium is due to lessons being learned from the past.
The club have previously identified three potential areas for a new home; the King's Dock, Kirkby and Walton Hall Park, only to see each fail to materialise.
He said: "Farhad Moshiri has only been here a year and it's clear he has his own mind about what needs to happen.
"In relation to the future of the club and where we are with the stadium, I'm confident that the club's future is secure and there will be an announcement shortly which the fans have wanted to hear.
"The difference between now and the past is that the club and the people involved have learned from what's gone on previously, and are making sure everything is in place before any announcements are made about the future.
"That does not shake my belief whatsoever that we are on track and working in a spirit of true cooperation.
"I'm still absolutely certain that there will be a new ground and it won't be far off until the announcement."
Mr Anderson, who has held several meetings with Moshiri since the Iranian billionaire became the club's majority investor last February, believes he is transforming the Blues.
"I can see a quiet revolution happening on and off the pitch; through the young players coming through and the players Ronald Koeman has bought," said the Goodison season ticket holder.
"I know he will be looking to strengthen the squad in the summer too.
"You only have to go back to the General Meeting and my comments then when I told the shareholders and fans about the belief I have in the new team at the top of Everton and the structure in place.
"We need to take great confidence from what's happening; and that includes believing in a ground which is fit for a club that wants to be in the top six of the Premier League consistently."
It is believed the club will be in a position to outline the next step in their hopes of a move to the Bramley Moore dock later this month.