Liverpool’s new owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have suspended work on their proposed new stadium and undertaken a review of the plans.
Liverpool have targeted 2009 as an opening date for the stadium, but that deadline looks optimistic if significant changes are made to the original blueprint.
A Liverpool spokesman said: “There is a total commitment to a new stadium but the new owners are conducting a thorough review of the current proposals, to see if there is any way they can be improved.”
Gillett and Hicks are reportedly still backing the project as part of their takeover plan, and it is understood the review will take ”weeks rather than months.”
Work on the new ground has to start in the spring because public money allocated to the scheme has to be spent by the end of 2008.
Gillett said in early February: “The shovel needs to be in the ground in the next 60 days.
“We are fully supportive of the Stanley Park development and of building a facility that we hope will be the greatest facility in this sport.
“We do work hard on design and development and making sure the quality of the fan experience is unparalleled.
“We want to make sure the newest technology is incorporated in it. It is about the comfort of fans.”
Hicks added: “We have our own people lined up to see if, within the confines of the plans, there are any other ideas that would be good for the fans.”