Liverpool want special Melwood exit built so players can avoid fans

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Liverpool players will be built  special exit from Melwood because of an increasing volume of fans gathering outside the exit gates, reports the Echo.

Supporters who want autographs and photos stop the players in their cars as they leave after training, and despite the fact this has gone on for a while and provides a good chance for kids to meet their heroes, the club want it to stop.

Officials have already made an application to the council for planning permission, with a series of architectural changes in the pipeline.

The new plan will include rising safety barriers and a traffic island for waiting fans.

A letter to the Liverpool council reads:

“The existing main entrance and boundary wall appears dated and it does not reflect the status and stature of Liverpool Football Club’s training facilities.

“The proposed development will seek to address this by modernising the appearance of the entrance and boundary wall and by refreshing the signage to reflect the LFC’s current branding.”

“The proposals will create a dedicated players’ exit lane from the training ground.

“The works will result in an enhancement to pedestrian safety by allowing any fans congregating at the exit to safely wait off the highway.

“The existing site access has a single exit lane, meaning that the vehicle of a player wishing to sign autographs will obstruct the exit lane, causing other exiting vehicles to move into the entrance lane to leave the site.”

Whether this work will be completed ahead of the new season is yet to be known, as the club have more pressing work on the stadium to be completed right now ahead of the 2016/17 campaign!

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