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Liverpool legends Carragher and Fowler combine academies to take over Melwood HQ

Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler are now basing their combined academies out of the club's former Melwood training base.

The Reds left Melwood, which had been the club's training hub since the 1950s, back in November and relocated to a new £50million complex across the city at Kirkby.

Carragher and Fowler have agreed a deal to take over the site so they can merge their sporting academies.

The Fowler-Carragher Academy will take on operational responsibility for the existing building, which will host a college that provides training and educational opportunities for youngsters in the surrounding areas.

Carragher told the Telegraph: "We will be keeping most of the Melwood facilities we enjoyed during our playing careers, including the main building and a couple of the football pitches.

"As ex-Liverpool players, we will also be preserving the spirit of the old training ground, ensuring visitors are left in no doubt about the rich history of the venue."

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