The EU money for Liverpool and the rest of the UK has dwindled over the years as more countries have joined the EU which are generally alot poorer.
The club/council is more likely to get a big pot of money from the commonwealth games if they go down the route of hosting the games.
With the tv money in the premier league, it seems strange Everton would need the money from a public source as they could borrow it quite easily.
Peel ports are not short of a pound or two, I suspect any negotiations will be around how much of the future site and profits they will receive.
It would be of no suprise if Peel Ports part funded the new stadium and wider development, they can afford it and will not want to let such a lucrative commercial opportunity pass them by