Liverpool buy back Melwood to provide women’s team with elite training centre | Liverpool

Liverpool have bought back their old Melwood training ground to create an elite training centre for the women’s first team and academy. Melwood was Liverpool’s base for 70 years until sold to the housing developer Torus in 2019, a year before the men’s first team moved to the Axa Training Centre in Kirkby.

The sale, worth about £10m to Liverpool, was controversial with local residents urging the club to retain Melwood for community use.

No houses were built on the site and in 2021 the former Liverpool players Robbie Fowler and Jamie Carragher opened an academy at Melwood that helps…


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