Don't know Stuey, as i don't live there. One of the first things Klopp wanted when he signed on was to do this and integrate the entire academy with what he had at Melwood into a state of the art facility.
He is the driving force in this and has input into location, timing and even helped design it so the club could move into the 21st century.
The manager himself has stated that Melwood is not big enough to do that kind of things he would like to do.
So i suppose the counter arguments could be these
- Chippy tits could have told the manager to f**k off and not spend the £50-60 million to build the place
- Chippy could seek permission from the council to destroy multiple city block and build it at Melwood
- They could leave it standing and build a tent city on the pitches and turn the existing cafeteria into a soup kitchen
- Ask UNESCO to turn it into a world heritage site.
This is sure a tempest in a tea pot; it's not big enough, the manager asked for new training grounds; how exactly is chippy tits forwarding his personal agenda?
As you admit yourself mate you are not up to speed with the activities of Chippy Tits who as the disrespectful nickname suggests is the object of scorn and derision, with his backing various companies ignore derelict sites in this city and are allowed to build on green areas to enhance property values.
Right now multinational housing developers Redrow are intent on building houses on Calderstones Park despite objections from all over Liverpool.
The same scenario was enacted with Sefton Park but objections from far and wide fu**ed the scheme right off .