NEW HOME A glimpse inside Liverpool's sparkling new £50m training ground as they get set to leave historic Melwood
It has been the home base for all Liverpool players during the club's greatest days, yet their Melwood training ground is about to be replaced by a state of the art facility that will help to take the Premier League champions into a new era.
All the Liverpool greats have trained at Melwood over the last seven decades, but the club made a commitment to build the new facility at Kirkby and have secured a sponsorship deal with AXA ahead of its opening next month.
"Jurgen Klopp's side are preparing to move into the club's new Training Centre in mid-to-late November, with the finishing touches being made in preparation," confirmed a statement on the club's website.
"The Reds will move to the facility after bidding a fond farewell to Melwood, which has been the club’s training ground for 70 years, beginning a new chapter in the club’s illustrious history that will see the first team and youth football operations come together at a combined training facility for the first time.
"The new 9,200sqm AXA Training Centre boasts three full-size pitches, goalkeeping and warm-up areas, and indoor facilities including two gyms, a full-size sports hall, pool, hydrotherapy complex and specialist sports rehabilitation suites."
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have all moved to state-of-the-art training grounds in recent years, with the technology now being used by the top Premier League clubs ensuring medical facilities and the quality of pitches are of the highest order.
We're delighted to expand our partnership with @AXA to include the naming rights of our new Training Centre in Kirkby 🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2020
The state-of-the-art facility will be officially known as the @AXA Training Centre and marks our first training complex naming partner.#KnowYouCan | #AXA pic.twitter.com/XYCZtKCgt7