The Academy's U16 squad and an LFC Foundation disability team will compete in two prestigious football tournaments in Switzerland this summer.

The 10th International Helvetia U16 Cup takes place in Lugano from August 1-4 and will see the Reds’ youngsters go up against sides from across the world.

Football is More (FIM) Foundation’s inaugural Special Needs European Cup will be integrated into the U16s tournament, with matches taking place simultaneously.

A total of 120 young people with disabilities - representing Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Manchester City, Chelsea and more - will compete to lift the first-ever Special Needs European trophy.

The teams will also be given the opportunity to enjoy new and memorable experiences including participation in the opening parade, an inclusion game with young people from Ticino, and the chance to impress scouts from top professional clubs.

Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our disability team to travel abroad and compete in a tournament alongside our Academy players.

“Our youngsters will learn so much and be really inspired by spending time with the Academy squad - it’ll be a trip they’ll remember forever. Likewise, for the Academy boys it’s a great chance for them to learn more about the community work of their club.”