City of Liverpool FC are set to play their home games this side of the Mersey after signing a two year groundshare deal with Vauxhall Motors.

The surprise agreement came about after the 'Purps' were informed by their current landlords Bootle FC that they were no longer able to accommodate them for the forthcoming season.

Without a stadium of their own, a search for a new home ground proved unsuccessful before a deal was struck with the Ellesmere Port club, ahead of the March 31 security of tenure deadline, set by the National League System.

It means that North West Counties Division One South high-flying Motors will share their Rivacre Park ground with City of Liverpool FC of the Northern Premier League for at least the 2021/22 season, with a future decision to be made on the following season.

A statement published on the City of Liverpool FC website said: "Vauxhall Sports & Social is an outstanding football facility and is 11 miles from the Pier Head along the A41, although we appreciate that there is a big River to get across as well!

"Arrangements are already in place to provide a shuttle bus service from the City Centre to ensure our supporters can continue enjoying The Purps and watching Michael Ellison’s exciting new squad follow on from its good start in this curtailed season.

"We have supporters all across the City Region and appreciate that this move will be further away for some and closer for others, but we know that all Purps will understand the predicament we were placed in and will get behind the club, for what is hopefully one season.

"Thank you to Tony Woodley (Vauxhall Motors FC Chairman) and Vauxhall Sports & Social Club. We are looking forward to playing at your excellent facility."