Melwood is remembered fondly by many Liverpool fans but with this latest news from the women’s team, it appears that supporters will be able to see the new training ground in action once more. The men’s team left the training ground for their new £50 million facility in Kirkby in 2020 despite Melwood being their home for many years.
The women’s team however does not train at the same site as the men. They are currently located at Tranmere Rovers’ facility entitled “The Campus”. On Tuesday a Liverpool spokesperson confirmed that they are currently looking for the best options available to house the women. In an article written by Paul Gorst for the Liverpool Echo, a club spokesperson stated that “Liverpool FC is continuing to evaluate a number of sites for a possible new training ground for LFC Women. The project team has not yet made a final decision on a preferred site but will update supporters as soon as it is possible to do so.”
The site is currently being used by the Fowler Education Football academy after the sight was bought by Liverpool Legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler. Carragher took to Twitter to break the news on Tuesday. He tweeted “Breaking News! Liverpool have made an approach & are trying to buy back Melwood for LFC Women’s Team!”.
With the growing popularity of Women’s football after England’s success at last year’s Euros, this news will bring joy to fans of the sport and the club with the hope of more growth within the league and Liverpool Women itself.