Rainwater recycling to help Jurgen Klopp’s slick playing style, 12 weeks of stitching and 180 tons of volcanic ash: how the fields on Liverpool’s ultramodern new training ground take shape as replicas of Anfield grass as fans turn into new sneak peek
- Liverpool has given a new taste of their state-of-the-art training ground
- The Reds must leave the iconic Melwood soil at the end of the season
- Kirkby will receive youth and the higher sides to promote progress
- The new stacks have undergone a 12-week process to install stitching
- The places contain 180 tons of volcanic ash to support and support growth
- The complex will also recycle rainwater to turn it into an independent facility
Liverpool’s new state-of-the-art training field is taking shape because the club has released new images of the complex on their website.
A little over a year ago, the Reds released the first images of the new training complex in Kirkby. The decision to develop the facility was strongly influenced by manager Jurgen Klopp to enable youth teams to train closer to the senior side and to offer a clear path of progress through the club.
Liverpool has since released new footage of the training ground – where they are going at the end of the season – to them website, where they show off some world-class upgrades that are being made to the site.
Liverpool has released new images from their state-of-the-art training complex in Kirkby
The Reds have to leave the iconic Melwood floor for Kirkby at the end of the season
The decision to move is so that the youth and senior teams can train closer for progress
The Kirkby training complex has a 9,200 m² building and three outdoor spaces of approximately 32,000 m². They have decided to mirror Anfield’s playing field as much as possible, with underground heating and floodlights.
The grass itself is reinforced with the help of Desso Grassmaster artificial fibers. The sewing process took the club 12 weeks to install more than 192,000 km of fiber that is stitched into layers of sand under every pitch.
The enormous development will also have a special keepers and warm-up areas, an outdoor sports area with a full-size tennis court, artificial grass head tennis court, a large artificial grass training area, two padel tennis courts and a beach volleyball court.
The fields are designed to reflect the Anfield surface as closely as possible
There will also be tennis, head tennis and beach volleyball courts in the new complex
Liverpool is not only busy warming up and cooling itself down. They have also delved deeply into the scientific and technological progress of modern sport, as they have explained on their website.
‘To support healthy growth, the fields contain 180 tons of zeolite, a form of volcanic ash and other organic products, which reduces nutrient loss and keeps the fields to an exceptionally high standard.
“Sixty pop-up irrigation heads have been installed to water all fields to provide the smooth, fast surface needed for Liverpool’s style of play.”
The side of Jurgen Klopps trains on fields that contain volcanic ash to support them
Kirkby will also be self-sufficient and recycle rainwater to wash the kit and vehicles
The Premier League leaders not only use volcanic ash to keep their pitches fresh, they also recycle rainwater through a borehole to make the site self-sufficient.
NEW INFORMATION ABOUT KIRKBY COMPLEX
– Stitching to match the smooth surface of Anfield
– Volcanic ash in the field to support growth
– Recycling rainwater to make the complex self-sufficient
The statement said: “The newly installed borehole ensures that the club’s irrigation strategy is self-sufficient and avoids the use of tap water for irrigation. The club’s Academy site also uses an existing borehole to irrigate the fields.
‘As part of the site’s maintenance building, the Reds have invested in a biological vehicle washing system, allowing the border team to wash equipment, vehicles or parts and recover the used water. The system treats and filters grease, dirt, oil and grass waste that can collect on vehicles and equipment and effectively recycles the dirty water for reuse. “