FORMER Everton footballer Duncan Ferguson has pledged his support to a campaign to keep the club in Liverpool.
In a rare statement, the Scottish forward describ- ed how Goodison Park had become like a second home.
His comments were posted on the website of campaign group Keep Everton In Our City, which wants to stop the club’s proposed move to Kirkby.
Mr Ferguson wrote: “During my time at Everton, Goodison Park came to feel like a second home, with the supporters of the club, and the people of the city becoming a second family to me.
“If you were to take Everton out of the city, I firmly believe the club could no longer call itself the People’s Club and I give my whole-hearted support to the campaign to keep Everton in the city.”
Campaign co-ordinator Alfie Hinks said the comments had been passed through a member of Ferguson’s family to be posted on the website www. keepevertoninourcity.co.uk
Mr Hinks said: “We’re delighted big Dunc has pledged his support, but we would like people to respect his privacy.”
It comes days after Liverpool City Council leader Warren Bradley pledged his commitment to find a way to keep Everton inside Liverpool’s boundaries.
It is understood the club is still in talks with Knowsley council over the plan to build a new stadium as part of a joint deal with Tesco.