A few weeks ago my attention was drawn to the minutes from last July of the Rail Services Committee of the Merseyside Transport Authority. Amongst other things the committee discussed a report by the Director of Integrated Transport entitled "Roby and Huyton Stations Upgrade".
This report makes the statement that expansion of the line through Roby and Huyton to three tracks is part of the electrification project currently under way. The Northern Hub proposals (Which had not been approved at the time of this meeting.) would then require further expansion to four tracks.
The three track proposal is new one to me, and I must say it seems a bit daft to re-model Huyton Junction twice.
Here's a diagram which originates from Network Rail.