Gary Neville was impressed after he saw Everton’s new stadium in the flesh for the very first time.

The former Manchester United defender was filming in Liverpool for ‘The Overlap‘ on YouTube when he was left shocked by the new ground.

Everton have called Goodison Park their home for over 130 years, but they are now finally set to upgrade to a magnificent 52,000 stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool.

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The stadium has been in the club’s plans for years now, with construction not kicking off until early 2022.

Gary Neville spotted the development when John Barnes pointed it out as they crossed the Merseyside on a ferry for his YouTube channel.

“Oh my God! Is that Everton’s new stadium?” Neville said.

“I didn’t even realise they had started building it. They are going to be some force in this city!”

Everton’s new stadium could aid their future success

Everton still have next season to get through, but they will be hoping their brand new stadium can transform things at the club as they look to make their future home a fortress for visiting teams.

The new ground is expected to hold 52,888 people – almost 15,000 more than Goodison Park, which hosts one of the best atmospheres in the Premier League.

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A giant stomping ground like their new stadium should create a completely different feel around the club – a feeling that players will need to pick up the pace if they are to meet the demands of such a place.

However, that certainly wasn’t the case for Tottenham Hotspur, who moved into their new home in 2019. The London club’s misery has gradually increased since they lost in the Champions League final and started the 2019-20 season from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Toffees still have plenty of time before the new ground will be completed and so will be eager to see the club turn things around on their own before that day comes.

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