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Liverpool finally set to move to £50 million training ground.
Liverpool will finally move to their new training ground in Kirkby after the commencement of the next international break.
The champions were due to move to their brand new facility in the close season, but due to social distancing norms, the construction was delayed.
Now, Liverpool will leave their historic Melwood Training Base, which is in operation for the past 30 years, since Bill Shankly’s days. Since his appointment in 2015, Jurgen Klopp supported the idea of bringing the youth and the first team together in the same complex.
Bubble gives greater control to Arteta over u23s.
Mikel Arteta’s control over Arsenal extends to the club’s U23s, it has emerged. Aware of the importance of minutes for players, Arteta spoke to U23 coach Steve Bould to include fringe first-team players such as Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, William Saliba, Cedric Soares, and Emile Smith Rowe in a game against Man Utd, which ended 3-3.
The involvement of first-team players in the U23 set-up is set to continue. Arsenal’s bloated squad for this season after failing to offload few players is a major factor.
EFL clubs keep their new squads a secret.
EFL clubs did not disclose their 25-man squad like the Premier League clubs did. A new rule of releasing a list of 25 players was introduced in the second, third and even fourth division where the deadline was last Tuesday.
For now, it remains a guessing game on who made the cut and who didn’t.