Thursday , May 26 2022

Liverpool returns to ‘iconic’ Melwood as venue changes



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Liverpool return to Melwood – just days after moving out of their former training ground.

The Reds ended a 70-year stay at their iconic West Derby center when they officially moved into their new £ 50 million facility in Kirkby on Tuesday.

Last week Liverpool transferred Melwood to the Torus housing conversion group, which will aim to redevelop the center into a modern and affordable housing complex.

However, a clash of games means the Reds will return to the former first-team center on Saturday afternoon.



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With Liverpool under-23 entertaining Southampton in Premiership 2 at 1pm on the Academy’s main pitch and the under-16 team also in action at Kirkby, it was decided to change the under-18 clash against Leeds United in the North 18 Premier League to Melwood.

“It’s a real honor for us to have this wonderful opportunity to play at Melwood,” under-18s head Marc Bridge-Wilkinson told liverpoolfc.com.

“I can tell you that not all the lads and staff can wait to play there on Saturday.

“Melwood is such an iconic place in Liverpool’s history and it’s really special for the Academy to have this opportunity.”

The match kicks off at noon and will be played behind closed doors, subject to coronavirus restrictions.



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