Liverpool FC secedes from Everton FC
About 1.4 kilometres separate the stadiums of Liverpool FC and Everton FC. More than 128 years ago it was different.
About 1.4 kilometres separate Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the stadium on Anfield Road and Goodison Park. More than 128 years ago it was different. Back then, Everton played football in Anfield – from 1884 to 1892.
But then a dispute broke out between landowner John Houlding and the Everton board of directors over the stadium rent, and the toffees then moved 1.4 kilometres across Stanley Park to Goodison Park. The brewery owner Houlding had demanded a total of 250 pounds of annual rent for a period of ten years. Everton, however, was only willing to pay 180 pounds.