– Michelle Stanistreet, National Union of Journalists general secretary
It is a tragedy for the city and for the journalists that such an iconic title of such long standing has been closed down.
"It seems unbelievable that Liverpool cannot sustain a daily as well as weekly. It also sends alarm bells ringing for the consequences of the trend at Trinity Mirror and other newspaper groups to convert dailies to weekly production."
Publisher Trinity Mirror said the Liverpool Post is to cease publishing next week, with its final edition on December 19.
The company said there are no planned journalist redundancies, with the newspaper continuing its business coverage in a section of the Liverpool Echo.
– Steve Anderson Dixon, Trinity Mirror north west managing director
This is a decision we take with the heaviest of hearts. Sadly, the Liverpool city region no longer generates the demand in terms of advertising or circulation, to sustain both the Post and the Liverpool Echo.
The newspaper ceased daily publication in January 2012 when it became a weekly.
– Mark Thomas, editor, The Liverpool Post
That the Post has lasted as long is testimony to generations of brilliant and committed journalists who have worked on it.
''We have a history of brave and independent journalism and excellent coverage of business, arts, and sport. We will ensure we keep those traditions alive within the Liverpool Echo.''
The newspaper's editor, Mark Thomas, made the announcement on Twitter earlier today.
He said the final edition of the former daily newspaper, which has been published weekly in recent years, will be published on December 19.
With regret I have to tell you that the Liverpool Post newspaper is to close after more than 158 years.
Mr Thomas said staff would be offered new jobs within Trinity Mirror, the publisher of the Post and its sister title, the Liverpool Echo.
I am very proud of all the journalists who have worked alongside me on the Liverpool Post. This is no reflection on them.