Liverpool Football Club has revealed images of progress at its Kirkby training ground development which began on site last September.
The new 9,200 sq m complex will unite facilities for the first team and youth operations for the first time in the club’s history.
Images and a video clip shared by Liverpool FC show the steelwork for the new first team and Under 23s building currently being erected – a 2,000-piece structure which is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete.
Work at the Reds’ new training complex in Kirkby continues at pace…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 24 January 2019
Landscaping is also underway, with more than 500 of 750 new trees already planted as part of a project aiming to shelter the ground from prevailing winds.
In addition, foundations for a swimming pool have been completed with around 400 cubic meters of reinforced concrete cast into them.
McLaughlin and Harvey is the club’s construction partner for the Knowsley development, which began on site with a ground breaking ceremony attended by first team manager Jürgen Klopp.
Meanwhile improvements to Knowsley Council’s Eddie McArdle community playing fields, which neighbour the Academy site, have been carried out in recent months with work including five upgraded football pitches and a new pedestrian cycle pathway, which opened in December.
New changing rooms and associated facilities including car parking are scheduled to installed on the community site later this year.
Liverpool FC’s Academy is due to reach completion in summer 2020 and, once finished, will provide squads with new pitches, two gyms, a full-size sports hall, pool, hydrotherapy complex and specialist sports rehabilitation suites. There will also be TV studios, press conference facilities and office accommodation on site.