The current site isn’t where the stones were first found however, as the stones were dug up and relocated near to their original site sometime during the 1800s. The ‘druid’ connection is simply part of the eighteenth and nineteenth century mythmaking though, as druids (or however we want to interpret the religious and spiritual caste of the Celtic population) didn’t arrive on the island until over a thousand years after these stones were first erected and marked. What is does tell us, is that the Merseyside area close to Liverpool had settlements around 2000BC, important and long lived enough for memorial or marker stones.
Even more locally, a Neolithic stone axe was found in Parliament Fields, just a couple of hundred yards from the Square’s location, and also on the former Moss Lake, in 1866. To me this suggests that by the time the Neolithic people had settled, they too may have found a good source of peat and turf to use. Perhaps this was even the origins of the first homes near to the square?
Ps I did mention there would be moments of wild speculation and fancy!