Continuing discussions between Liverpool and the city council over the club's stadium plans are encouraging, according to mayor Joe Anderson.
Liverpool have still to make a decision on whether to press ahead with the £300million-plus proposal to build a new ground in Stanley Park or redevelop Anfield.
Choosing the former option is dependent on a multi-million pound naming rights deal being in place, while the latter plan requires a number of planning obstacles to be overcome.
A July deadline for a decision has been allowed to slip as talks continue but Liverpool mayor Anderson is optimistic a decision acceptable to all parties can be reached.
"We are in regular meetings with Liverpool FC and we are working with the club," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"It's frustrating for the local residents and they are my main concern.
"We are pushing for a speedy resolution to the issue of whether the club stays at Anfield or goes to Stanley Park but we are encouraged by the discussions."