Holocaust survivor Janine Webber recently shared her experiences with young players at the Liverpool FC Academy.

Members of the U14, U15, U16 and U18 squads heard Janine deliver a talk before she took questions from the youngsters at the Kirkby-based training complex and was presented with a shirt on behalf of the club.

LFC has been working with the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) for many years and there is now extensive collaboration between the group and the Premier League, with Holocaust survivors speaking to clubs and academies across the country. 

In previous years, Reds Academy players have also made educational visits to the concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau.

Karen Pollock MBE, chief executive of Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “It is heartening to see British football taking education about the Holocaust so seriously.

“It is important for those playing the beautiful game to understand the darkest period of human history.”

Phil Roscoe, LFC Academy manager of player care, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Janine to the Academy and important our young players were able to hear her testimony. 

“It will leave a lasting impression and reinforces the work we’ve done with the HET for many years now, including visits to the likes of Auschwitz and Dachau.”

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