Inside Liverpool's new £50m Kirkby training ground

Inside Liverpool’s new £50m training ground: New pictures reveal a first look at the champions’ complex – including beach courts, an altitude chamber… and a BOLLARD named after Virgil van Dijk!

  • Liverpool have now moved into their new state-of-the-art training complex
  • The Reds have given a sneak peak into what their new headquarters look like 
  • Liverpool will train at Kirkby ahead of their clash at home to Leicester on Sunday
  • They made the move after 70 years at their former first-team base of Melwood

Liverpool have released stunning new pictures after officially moving into their £50million state-of-the-art Kirkby training ground following their emotional farewell from Melwood.

Ahead of their Premier League encounter against Leicester at Anfield on Sunday evening, fans have been given a fascinating insight into what the new training complex looks like at the home of the reigning champions.

The switch saw Liverpool depart their historic Melwood base, where the first-team had been based for 70 years, and move in where the current academy train. 

Liverpool have officially moved into their new £50million state-of-the-art Kirkby training base

Every member of the squad will be on site at their new headquarters by the end of the week

Centre back Virgil van Dijk has a bollard named after him (left) outside the entrance

The entrance Liverpool’s players will see when they arrive for training every day

There is a large TV screen on the ground floor at the new Liverpool training headquarters 

First-team training pitches – there are three Anfield sized pitches plus a goalkeeping area

At their new headquarters, Liverpool have gone beyond football by building a training base that has everything.

The new 9,200sqm base consists of courts for beach soccer, beach volleyball, tennis and paddle tennis – which Jurgen Klopp plays every day with his assistant Pep Lijnders. 

Meanwhile, their new gym is three times the size as the one they have left behind at Melwood, and the medical area is twice the size. There is also far more space outdoors. 

There are three Anfield-sized training pitches for the first team, as well as a separate goalkeeping area for Alisson and Co to get down to work.

Inside Liverpool’s dressing room: Stars can relax on a sofa in the middle of the changing area 

A Hydroworx Pool is pictured with an underwater treadmill and cameras all around 

The first-team gym is three times the size as the one they left behind at Melwood

Inside, Liverpool have built a huge changing room where the players can unwind, placing a large sofa in the middle so they can lounge about before and after training.

The Reds have also built an altitude chamber, in which the players can train in 40 degree heat, 90% humidity and low oxygen levels.

The reigning champions have also paid tribute to Van Dijk by naming a bollard in his name outside the entrance.

Klopp’s office, meanwhile, has a balcony that overlooks the training pitches allowing the Reds boss to keep an eye on the action whenever he wants. 

The project began 722 days ago and was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Liverpool had initially considered staying at Melwood for the rest of the season.

Liverpool have also built an altitude chamber, in which players can train in 40 degree heat, 90% humidity and low oxygen levels

The first-team treatment room, which is set to be busy currently following their injury crisis

However, because the project at Kirkby was so close to completion in March, they decided to press ahead and move during the middle of the season. 

Everybody, including the playing squad and members of staff, will be on site by the end of the week following the conclusion of the international break. 

The Premier League champions have an official partnership with AXA and their new base will be formally known as the AXA training facility.

Klopp, the club’s academy director Alex Inglethopre, and Michael Edwards were all heavily involved in the construction and plans.

The first-team will adapt to their new surroundings for the first time ahead of their crunch fixture at home to table-toppers Leicester on Sunday evening.  

A snooker table has been put in place at the reigning champions’ new headquarters

Here, Jurgen Klopp will be undertake his pre and post-match briefings with the team

The press conference area, which includes seats from Anfield, where Klopp will undergo his media duties

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