Liverpool have transferred the most significant part of Melwood to the AXA Training Centre, according to Pepijn Lijnders – the people who worked at the complex.
The AXA Training Centre sees the first team and U23s combined in the same building, providing world-class facilities that Jürgen Klopp described as ‘pretty much perfect’.
And Lijnders feels the migration of staff from Melwood to the cutting-edge 9,200sqm structure will ensure the transition is seamless.
The assistant manager explained: “Icons, family, history... it all came together at Melwood.
“It was an impressive place because of its history. There, new teams were born, new strategies devised and youth transformed into icons.
“I have to say, it gives me great satisfaction that we are leaving Melwood with this current team with the league title and the Champions League won in the last two seasons, with advanced players and with a squad that has more passion and ambition than any other.
“We are ready for this step, we are ready for the future.
“For me, people make the place, so we take Melwood with us, it's in us. Every new Liverpool generation represents the past, wherever we are; the thoughts and the extreme will to be successful.
“One of the reasons we have performed so consistently was the atmosphere of Melwood, the people. It was the place where we were the most after our own homes.
“I have been fortunate to have been able to work on complexes such as De Hergang, on Olival on the Douro with Porto and now we go from Melwood to our new, modern training complex, that I helped shape along with many others in a collaborative process.
“I’m really excited to get going at our new facility and continuing to build on what this team has achieved in a world-class setting.”