Melwood’s Greatest Players

Hasib Afzal
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Written By: Hasib Afzal (@LFCTalk7)

Melwood was the home of some of the most brightest prospects England has seen. A world class facility which was improved every year for the benefit of the players and staff. As the curtains drew a close on Melwood, let’s have a look at some of the greats who walked through those very doors.

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Ian Callaghan

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A man, who will live in the annals of history— Callaghan went on to wear the red jersey a mammoth 857 times.

The midfielder won the whole lot: Premier League Titles, FA Cups, UEFA Cups and the mother of all, the European Cup. Age knew no bounds as Callaghan would go on to retire at 40-years of age.

Michael Owen

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A teen sensation, a Ballon D’or winner and yet, remembered as one of the few to cross the line to join Liverpool’s bitter rivals Manchester United.

Although Owen arguably underachieved, the striker went on to represent some of the biggest clubs in world football, including Real Madrid. 

On top of that, a Premier League title with Manchester United topped off an illustrious career, not forgetting his England goal-scoring exploits.

Steven Gerrard

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Who could forget Mr Liverpool? Loyal to the club till his dying days. Even when Chelsea and Real Madrid came calling, Gerrard did not walk.

It is not an understatement to say that Gerrard was one of the best midfielders of all time.

Although a Premier League Title remained elusive, that night in Istanbul, 2005 is etched into history.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

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A marauding full-back ,who has made the position likeable again, the 22-year-old has achieved what most would take a lifetime to do and still never accomplish it. 

And yet, genius but mad at the same time. Who could forget that corner in the 4-0 victory over Barcelona?

With a Premier League and Champions League already in the bag, the sky’s the limit.

Future

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Should Melwood be anything to go by, if the new AXA Training Centre achieves half of what Melwood did, Liverpool fans know they are in for a terrific ride. With Jurgen Klopp as their commander, it seems that many new prospects are set to arise, Neco Williams, Curtis Jones, and many others will surely fight for the chance to impress the German and solidify their names in Liverpool’s first team.

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