Liverpool U18s' Merseyside derby against Everton will go ahead as planned on Saturday at the Academy in Kirkby.

However, the game – which kicks off at 11am GMT – will now be played behind closed doors, with no supporters or visitors admitted to spectating areas.

The decision has been taken in order to minimise the possible spread of the coronavirus.

Coverage of the match will still be available live for fans on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.

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