Liverpool have this week moved to their new training ground at Kirkby. The brand spanking new AXA Training Centre will house the first team and the academy sides and is the latest manifestation of the FSG vision. On a video tour of the facility, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joked that Mo Salah will have one issue with the new training ground.
Liverpool AXA Training Centre
The move to the AXA Training Centre feels like it’s been forever in the making.
The Reds were meant to migrate over in the summer but the global health crisis delayed construction, meaning that the switch has only happened during this international break.
The new complex has a number of features that should benefit the Reds in the long term.
Perhaps the most important faced of the facility is that it brings the academy and first team onto the same campus but well divided, meaning that the boss can keep an eye on who is progressing and the youngsters can see what they’re aspiring towards.
Mo Salah on the new training ground
Given that he is still back on Merseyside during the break due to a knee injury, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain conducted a video tour of the new complex.
The Ox joked that Mo Salah will have a problem with one part of the new training ground, entering the dressing room and pointing out that the Egyptian King is on a middle bench, saying:
“I’d like to bring you over here quickly, I’m not sure this is going to go down so well.
“But as you can see: we have Mohamed Salah on the school benches, which, knowing the man, he won’t be happy about! But he’s going to have to live with it.”
You can watch the full tour below.
What RTK has to say
He’s a humble Egpytian King, we’re sure Mo Salah won’t be kicking up a fuss at the new training ground.
There is also the consideration that this looks to be a temporary move enforced by social distancing.
We don’t imagine that such an expensive training ground would be forcing the star players to sit on antiquated school benches.