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Liverpool's academy added to star-studded field for JSSL 7s in Singapore

English giants Liverpool FC will be sending their academy side to compete in this year’s JSSL Professional Academy 7s in Singapore alongside the likes of bitter rivals Manchester United, Valencia, Fulham and Urawa Reds.

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The event, which will be held at the Padang in April this year, is expected to feature an estimated 350 teams from across the region and the globe.

The Reds are the latest club to confirm their participation in the event, which is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.

It is a real honour for us to be invited to a tournament which has so many top-class football teams participating

- Liverpool Football Club’s Academy Director, Alex Inglethorpe

"It is a real honour for us to be invited to a tournament which has so many top-class football teams participating,” said Liverpool Football Club’s Academy Director, Alex Inglethorpe.

“We are really looking forward to taking part in the 2018 JSSL Professional Academy 7s event in Singapore." 

JSSL first commenced their grassroots programme back in 2002, offering children an opportunity for top-class coaching, regardless of age, ability or experience.

Harvey Davis, managing director of JSSL Singapore, said fans are in for quite a show when this year’s event kicks off.

"With Liverpool FC confirming their presence for the JSSL Professional Academy 7s, it will be a football treat for many football fans in Singapore,” he said.

“Liverpool, Manchester United, Valencia CF, Urawa Reds and Fulham FC are all names which football fans recognise and to have them all in Singapore will be a football treat like no other.

The players who play at the Padang will surely become the stars of tomorrow.”

This will be the second year running the JSSL Professional Academy 7s will be on the calendar.

Last year, Fulham FC, Bangkok United, Sporting, Penang FC and Perth Glory were among the teams which took part in the event, with Portuguese side Sporting emerging as champions. 

For more information check out the official JSSL website.