March 13, 1945
Liverpool F.C. are negotiating for a ground for the development of their junior sides after the war, and an approach has been made to secure a lease on the Orrell F.C. ground at Orrell Lane, at present being shared by the colts’ teams of Liverpool and Everton. The object is to use the ground for reserve and colts’ matches, and for training and coaching.
The directors will also consider securing the ground they used before the war – that at Prescot – but nothing will be decided until the next meeting of the directors, when the terms and conditions for both projects will be considered.
The idea is not to make either the Orrell or Prescot clubs a Liverpool “nursery,” but is one purely for the development of junior talent – a scheme which Liverpool have pursued with some success in the war years.
Everton have similar ideas regarding South Liverpool’s ground at Holly Park, but their offer is at present held over. Liverpool were at one time mentioned in connection with the South Liverpool ground, but they withdrew.
A deputation of Liverpool directors goes to Prescot one evening this week to discuss details and inspect the ground.
(Evening Express: March 13, 1945)