Delhi To Be The Home For Liverpool FC’s Football Academy In India



Amidst increasing popularity of the EPL in India, there has come great news for Indian football fans. British football Club Liverpool have proposed a plan to set up a football academy in Indian capital, New Delhi.

Delhi to be the home for Liverpool FC’s football academy in India

Delhi to be the home for Liverpool FC’s football academy in India

Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon, who is a football pundit currently for ESPN, will be the man forming the main link between the Indian academy and LFC, as exclusively quoted by Times of India.

Talking to media about this matter and Indian football, McMahon said, “I’ve seen some fanatical support among Indian fans and that gave me the idea. I approached Liverpool FC, and they were very keen. We are very excited about the project.

“I understood from the feedback I had received that football is very popular in India. It is a first-time venture and we have plans to cover other parts of Asia. But right now, our focus is on Delhi and India.”

And the best part of the project is that it is going to be launched next week, as Liverpool’s legendary striker Ian Rush and McMahon will work hand-in-hand in getting the job done.

Plus, McMahon revealed that India may experience a pre-season tour by LFC in a matter of 2-3 years. He said, “In two to three years, the club may visit India. It is a huge market, a market to explore and it is in Liverpool’s interest to set up a base in India.”

Football fans in India, and players as well, would not have asked for something better than this. India has had its own history in football, but there have been no recent developments and there has come a kind of stagnation. So, setting up of the academy is going to be a big thing for the growth of football in India.

Its remains a point of discussion whether Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have taken this step for the growth of football or just trying market their business in India, a country which has seen record sales in merchandise belonging to Manchester United in the past few years. Even if it’s a business point of view as of now, the setting up of the academy in a nation with raw football talent is a good sign as players will get an opportunity to learn from world-class coaches, while at the same time get a chance to play abroad after a few years.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Author:

Cricket

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant announces Steve Smith as their new captain

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant announces Steve Smith as their new captain

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 19th, 2017

Rising Pune Supergiant today announced the appointment of Steve Smith as their new captain for the forthcoming edition of IPL season 10. Also Read: IPL 2017 Auc ..

Football

Mission XI Million flagged off by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and AIFF in Delhi

Mission XI Million flagged off by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and AIFF in Delhi

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 11th, 2017

New Delhi, February 10, 2017: A Government of India and All India Football Federation initiative, Mission XI Million was flagged-off earlier today by Shri. ..

Tennis

Karman Kaur Thandi unveils ASICS latest training collection – FIT YUI

Karman Kaur Thandi unveils ASICS latest training collection – FIT YUI

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 6th, 2017

New Delhi: ASICS, the Japanese Sportswear brand introduced the FIT YUI collection at the ASICS Store Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi. ASICS Tennis Athlete Ka ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Mandeep stayed on course for a title at Youth Women’s National Championship

Mandeep stayed on course for a title at Youth Women’s National Championship

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 21st, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 21:  Former World junior champion Mandeep Kaur is just one step away from her title as the Punjab pugilist notched up a win over ChattisgarhR ..

Other Sports

Sharath loses to Japanese prodigy in India Open semis

Sharath loses to Japanese prodigy in India Open semis

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 19th, 2017

India’s Sharath Kamal Achanta tumbled out of the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour India Open, capitulating to Japan’s thirteen-year-old sensation Tomokazu Hor ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror