Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says it is vital the club move from Goodison Park if they want to compete with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

"A ground move is certainly crucial to the economic future of Everton, I have said it a million times that I love Goodison Park but we have to move for economic and financial reasons," noted Kenwright.

"We have to get more income into the club to begin to compete with those clubs I have been talking about.

"That is the reason we have been contemplating it and the truth is we have had enormous support from Knowsley (Council), from Tesco, and we have not had that from Liverpool (Council). That is the bottom line of it."