Goodison Park officials have confirmed Liverpool City Council have agreed to sit down and discuss the options for a new home for Everton in the wake of the collapse of the Destination Kirkby project.
The Blues were informed last month that central Government would not pass a planning application for the £400 million development that would have seen the Club move into a new 50,000 seater stadium.
Liverpool City Council were one of the opponents to Destination Kirkby but will send a high ranking delegation to meet with Everton early in the New Year.
Everton’s Head of PR Ian Ross told evertonfc.com: "Throughout the Destination Kirkby process, Liverpool City Council always made it clear that if the project was to fail they would step forward and seek to help us.
“As a consequence, an Everton-led working-group is to be formed and meetings held to actively explore all the options and possibilities which are open to Everton Football Club.
“Despite the disappointment of seeing our proposed move to Kirkby collapse, we, as a Club, remain convinced that a move to a new home is not only the right way forwards but the only way forwards.
“Of course, it does remain to be seen if the City Council can provide us with the level of help and assistance which we will require if we are to locate to any new stadium within the Liverpool boundaries but we will enter these preliminary talks with a measure of optimism."
City Council leader Warren Bradley added: “We have got a meeting with Everton where we will put all our cards on the table. I will be there as will be council chief executive Colin Hilton and executive director of regeneration John Kelly. We want to make sure that we can facilitate things for Everton.”
Hopefully something positive can come out of it.