Liverpool announce China-based academy

Liverpool have announced the establishment of an academy in China.

The Reds have teamed up with Guilin Kingsborn to operate a purpose-built Academy complex, featuring full-size pitches, practice areas, classrooms, changing rooms, a gym, lecture theatre and medical facilities.

The Guilin International Football Academy, set in Guilin City and based in the Guangxi Zhuang region of southern China, was officially launched today at a press conference attended by Reds legend Ian Rush and aims to be a market-leading development centre for young players.

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