Liverpool FC officially returned to Melwood this week, with the Reds’ iconic training ground now home to the LFC Women’s team.
Melwood, located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, was the Liverpool FC training ground from the 1950s to 2020; a place where the walls echoed the history of unrivalled success.
It was redeveloped in the early 2000s with large input from then manager Gerard Houllier, and featured some of the best facilities in Europe.
However, having been sold by the club to developers following the move to the new AXA Training Centre in Kirkby in 2020, Melwood has now been repurchased by the club to give the women’s team their own training centre.
And just how good does it look to have Liverpool FC back at Melwood!
There have been extensive works to make the centre, which is also sponsored by AXA, a home for the women, with custom imagery and artwork throughout.
Facilities include three full-size synthetic pitches – one with the same dimensions as Anfield, one shorter, narrower pitch, and one longer, wider pitch – rehabilitation rooms, press and meeting rooms, a gymnasium, swimming pool, restaurant and recreational facilities.
Women’s manager Matt Beard (below) now has first-class facilities for his women’s squad, who previously shared with Tranmere Rovers.
Liverpool FC Women begin their new WSL season on Sunday, read our full guide and preview here.