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Liverpool confirm participation in EFL competition for the first time next season

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Latest Liverpool news: Reds to compete in EFL Trophy for the first time next season

Liverpool confirmed that they will play in the EFL Trophy for the first time in the 2019-20 season.

The Reds accepted an invitation from the EFL for the upcoming tournament and will field a U21 team.

The release adds that the 64 team competition will feature teams from the 48 clubs in League Two and League One while 16 teams from Category One Academies will join.

The draw for the tournament is set to take place in July, with the first round of fixtures commencing from 2 September.

A great experience for the youth teams

This will be a great experience for the U21 side as they could face some senior players from the lower leagues.

Liverpool are set to participate in several competitions next season, and hopefully, we can unearth some stars from the EFL Trophy.

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Joe Gomez (L) and Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrate

Liverpool have some quality youngsters in the team currently, and this will be a great opportunity to showcase their skills to Jurgen Klopp.

The German has shown his faith in young players by giving Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez opportunities in the first-team.

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The pair are now England internationals, and it will be interesting to see which starlets make a name for themselves this season.

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!