London (AFP) – Liverpool plan to leave their longtime Melwood training ground and move their practice facilities to the Kirby area of the city instead, the Premier League club said Wednesday.
The Reds have trained at Melwood since Bill Shankly took over as manager in the late 1950s and started the process that saw five-times European champions Liverpool become a major force in English football.
Having made it through to the final of the 4 Nations at Anfield, the New Zealand rugby league team spent their Thursday limbering up and running into one another at Liverpool's training ground.
This led to a somewhat extraordinary scene wherein, after being presented with his own All-Blacks jersey, Jurgen Klopp was given a personal rendition of the Haka in the middle of the canteen at Melwood.
The Liverpool Ladies enjoyed their own victory parade at Anfield earlier this month when the club celebrated its first silverware of the season. During halftime of the Liverpool-Crystal Palace match, captain Gemma Bonner did a lap of victory with the WSL Champions to thank the supporters.
More interestingly, Steven Gerrard and co' were "so impressed" that they invited the entire women's team to Melwood for breakfast to discuss their success.
Photo: Luis Suarez getting ready for his Barclays Premier League return pic.twitter.com/wtiSvpTAx6 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Liverpool's squad have been in training ahead of their visit to Sunderland on Sunday. Striker Luis Suarez is preparing for his long-awaited Premier League comeback after he biting ban following his return to action in the [.
Mamadou Sakho trains at Melwood on Friday afternoon #LFC pic.twitter.com/mZIHSnGVl0 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 13, 2013 Some of Liverpool's new signings and one or two old timers have been in training at Melwood today. Victor Moses trains with his new teammates at Melwood #LFC pic.twitter.com/eNQDJpTHVg Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 13, 2013 [.
A smiling Luis Suarez in training at Melwood just now: #LFC pic.twitter.com/i1WxpKOjmJ Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 22, 2013 Luis Suarez has been photographed smiling while training with Liverpool. The image was so unexpected that even the club's official Twitter account felt obliged to draw attention to it.
We can reveal that @Robbie9Fowler and Jamie Carragher will both feature for #LFC in #GerrardTestimonial v Olympiacos on Saturday. Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 2, 2013 Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Jamie Carragher both trained with the current first-team today to prepare to play in Steven Gerrard's testimonial.
Liverpool has wrapped up a deal for Kolo Toure at their training ground Melwood on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Ivory Coast international represents the Reds' fourth summer acquisition having already signed Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Luis Alberto. The centre back signed a two-year contract at Melwood in the presence of the club's managing director Ian Ayre.
Liverpool football club today announced the completion of striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo.The Reds earlier had agreed a fee of 7.5 million with Celta Vigo but the signing was not complete due international clearance issues.
The 25-year-old, who scored 12 goals with 8 assist for Primera Division club Celta last season, has signed a 4 year contract with the club after passing his medical at Melwood.
Emerging from a proverbial nadir, Liverpool FC has striven to eradicate the mediocrity within the squad this season and bring in fresh new faces that actually deserve to play for the famous Red shirt. Manager Brendan Rodgers' no-nonsense approach has certainly been a plus point this season, with the former Swansea manager not giving an iota of time to sentimentality as Kenny Dalglish perhaps did and dished out the cold hard truth to average performers of last season such as Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson.
Liverpool FC's Global Official Airline partners Garuda Indonesia were at Anfield for the ceremonial
launch of their three-year partnership with the club.
Managing director Ian Ayre joined Emirsyah Satar and Elisa Lumbantoraun of Garuda Indonesia and His
Excellency T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, for a press conference
before the visitors headed on to a stadium tour and then a tour of the club's Melwood training
"If you are good enough, you are old enough." This adage can be heard around the halls of
Liverpool's training ground, Melwood. Along with an inclusion of youth, the Liverpool squad of
2012/13 has already seen drastic changes for the ...
This is a content summary. Visit http://www.epltalk.
Nuri Sahin has finally completed his medical at Melwood and signed his one year deal with Liverpool
He becomes the first Turkish player ever to join LFC and I wish him all the best for the Season
ahead. He is a skilful central mid-fielder with a great range of passing to his game, take note
Liverpool Football Club has completed the signing of Oussama Assaidi from Dutch side SC
The 24-year-old winger passed a medical at Melwood before signing a long-term deal with the
Assaidi, who has represented Morocco 22 times, told Liverpoolfc.com: "I'm very happy to play for
this big club.
Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce that midfielder Joe Allen has completed his
transfer from Swansea City.
The Wales international signed a long-term contract after passing a medical at Melwood.
After finalizing the deal, Allen told Liverpoolfc.com: "I feel incredible. Everyone knows the
history of this club, it's a massive club, and I'm delighted to have joined.
Liverpool Football Club have today confirmed that Craig Bellamy has completed a move to
Championship side Cardiff City. Family reasons have been cited as the cause of his departure.
The 33 year old's family has lived in Cardiff throughout his long career as a footballer which has
seen him travel a lot due to the large amount clubs he has been at.
Mike Marsh has been promoted to the Liverpool first-team coaching staff, manager Brendan Rodgers
The 42-year-old will leave his old role as coach on the Under-18 setup to join up with Rodgers'
staff at the club's Melwood training base after helping in first-team matters over the summer.
Carra played his 700th game in Belarus...Gomel will be the
opposition at Anfield on Thursday evening as Brendan Rodgers looks to send Liverpool through to the
next round of the Europa League in his first match as manager in front of the Kop.
The first leg ended in a Liverpool win after Stewart Downing found the back of the net but it
wasn't an easy victory for the Reds as Gomel provided the defence with several problems.
Brendan Rodgers could not hide his excitement at the prospect of embarking on Liverpool's
pre-season tour of North America when he spoke to Liverpoolfc.com just before the squad departed
from John Lennon Airport.
Rodgers and his team will spend two weeks stateside preparing for clashes against Toronto FC in
Canada on July 21, AS Roma at Fenway Park on July 25, and Tottenham in Baltimore on July 28.
On international duty...
Image: www.liverpoolfc.comIt's felt like an age waiting for the transfer window to fully be
pushed open and whilst it has been clear for a week or so that Brendan Rodgers had his eye on a few
players it was difficult to judge when he would seal his first new signing as Liverpool manager.
The 21 year old has agreed personal terms to join Liverpool and according to Tony Barrett of the
Times, Liverpool and Roma have agreed on a Â£10.6m fee for the Italy international. Papers such as
the Daily Mirror and Liverpool Echo also report that Fabio is heading to Liverpool, with the Mirror
suggesting that the clubs agreed on a Â£12m deal and the Liverpool Echo reporting that the fee
involved is Â£11m.
Kenny Dalglish hopes Liverpool can carry the momentum from their FA Cup semi-final victory over
local rivals Everton into the remainder of the season.
The Reds triumphed 2-1 against the Toffees in last weekend's derby encounter at Wembley to book a
spot in the final against Chelsea - their second cup decider this season after lifting the Carling
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has hailed Craig Bellamy part in the club's 2-1 FA Cup
semi-final victory over Everton, specifically his ability to deliver crosses, adding that it has
hugely benefited the club during the entire season.
Dalglish revealed that it was a case of practice makes perfect for the man who hones his
free-kick taking capabilities each week at Melwood.
The future at Liverpool is looking bright. When you consider that the Reds went down to a 2-1
defeat against Wigan Athletic at the weekend, and have lost five of their last six games in the
Premier League, it seems like an odd statement. But, looking past the first team's recent struggles
in the English top flight, a core of young players are slowly emerging from the club's famed
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has confirmed that center-half Daniel Agger is facing a few weeks
on the sidelines after suffering a rib injury in Sunday's Carling Cup win over Cardiff City on
Dalglish refused to reveal whether there were any other players likely to miss out on this
weekend's home fixture against Arsenal but in regards to Agger's availability, the manager
acknowledged that the Dane has already been ruled out.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has dismissed suggestions that the club approached Manchester
City over the weekend with a proposal to swap Andy Carroll for exiled Argentine Carlos Tevez.
Carroll, who has struggled continuously with form and fitness since hisÂ Â£35 million move from
Newcastle United in last year's January transfer window, recently spoke about his determination to
make a mark at Anfield.
There's nothing like coming home! Just ask Lucas Leiva, who showed up to his
first day of recuperation at Liverpool's Melwood training ground yesterday after spending six weeks
back home in Brasil. The midfielder received a warm welcome from the club's staff and of course
teammatesÂ Dirk Kuyt and Pepe Reina were also around to show
Lucas Leiva has revealed how Joe Allen is already impressing his new Liverpool team-mates in
The Wales international joined the Reds for a reported fee of Â£15million earlier this month and
comes with a reputation for his excellent technique and ball retention skills.
Lucas admits that is already shining through at the club's Melwood training base.
No player currently on the Liverpool squad divides opinion more than the enigmatic Italian
Alberto Aquilani. Some see his intricate passing, silky touch and vision as exactly what Liverpool
need to break down the more stubborn defences we so often struggle against. Others see an injury
prone player on huge wages who's too lightweight to make it in the Premier League and would rather
be sipping macchiato's in Rome than trotting about Melwood on a cold Winter's morning.
Liverpool academy director Frank McParland is believed to be a strong candidate to replace Damien
Comolli as the club's new director of football strategy.
McParland is being touted for the role according to the People, who claim that Kop boss Kenny
Dalglish is keen on aligning himself with Liverpool's former chief scout.
With Liverpool set to face Wolves on transfer deadline day, there was always some worry on our
end as to how we'd manage to fit in both match coverage and any last-minute transfer insanity.
Turns out that the club and Kenny Dalglish were fully sympathetic to our concerns, as today the
official site put out a brief statement from Dalglish that under no circumstance will any new
senior players be brought in before midnight in Paris on Tuesday.
If reading the Saturday papers has given you a troubling sense of deja vu, don't worry -- you're
not losing your mind. You've probably just read some of the many Luis Suarez interviews that ran in
various major newspapers all on the same day, containing some very similar points.
There have been accusations that Luis SuarezÂ received unjustly harsh treatment from the British
press when he was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra last
First off, a confession: I don't like biographies. In particular, I don't like player biographies.
Too often they're pretentious, ego-massaging,bank account boosting exercises in self-promotion that
offer little in the way of genuine insight. Unless, of course, you consider tales of lads' nights
out or those of puerile banter as falling under the category of insightful.