With the new Academy season set to begin this afternoon, supporters should note the following information regarding matches.

When do the Academy teams start their season?

The U23s start their Premier League 2 campaign with a home game at Kirkby today - a mini-derby against Everton U23s. Kick-off is 1pm BST.

Can supporters attend the game at Kirkby?

No, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, supporters are not allowed in to watch the match in person.

How long will this continue?

All matches will take place behind closed doors until at least October 1, 2020. The government is now reviewing when the public can attend sports events once again.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the overriding priority of both the club and the Premier League has been the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

The safety of players, coaches, club staff and the local community is paramount. Strict protocols have been put in place to ensure that the Academy is as safe as possible for everybody present. These protocols will ensure that the 2020-21 season gets under way with the least risk possible, without adding any further strain on the NHS and other public services.

Where can I watch the match?

The U23s game will be screened live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO and highlights will be shown on LFCTV in the days that follow. There will also be regular updates here on Liverpoolfc.com and on all the club social media channels, including:

Twitter: @LFC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/
Instagram: @LiverpoolFC
LFC Official App: For Apple users, click here. For Google Play, click here.

Will supporters be able to attend matches in the 2020-21 season?

Guidance in relation to the safe return of supporters to the Academy in Kirkby is constantly under review. The club continues to work closely with the Premier League, The Sports Grounds Safety Authority and the local authorities on planning for the safe return of supporters when it is permitted and safe to do so.

What are you doing to keep the Academy safe?

It is essential that the season operates in the safest way possible, prioritising public health in order to ensure that the 2020-21 season kicks off in the safest way possible.

We have worked to develop venue operation plans and COVID-19 stadium risk assessments, minimising both the risk to public health and reliance on local health and other emergency services.

Supporters will be kept informed as soon as there is the possibility of attending a match.

Until then, please support us safely.