Liverpool has repurchased their former Melwood training ground to be used by their women’s team, aligning the operations of both teams under the official club crest.
The men’s first team had relocated from the West Derby site to their academy base in Kirkby in November 2020. But originally, plans were in place to develop the land into a housing complex.
But with the move of the Robbie Fowler-Jamie Carragher academy, the club decided to change course and acquire their former training ground once again. Previously, the LFC Women’s team had trained at Tranmere’s base on the Wirral.
“This is a truly historic moment for Liverpool Football Club and the continued desire of the LFC Women’s board to elevate and develop our women’s first team and category one professional game academy,” said Liverpool’s managing director Andy Hughes.
“We also have an opportunity to further develop the use of the site to support the local community by using it as an additional base for LFC Foundation.
“And We are delighted that FEFA (Fowler Education and Football Academy) will continue to use the site for its college that provides sport and educational opportunities for young people.
“We have always taken the views of the local community seriously and we look forward to re-engaging with them in the near future.”
Torus will use the funds from the sale of Melwood to build much-needed homes across Merseyside.
Developments also continue apace at Anfield where the 282-tonne roof of the old Anfield Road stand has been removed to make way for the completion of the new stand which is due to open for the start of next season and expand the ground’s capacity to 61,000.