McParland says Liverpool excited to be part of NextGen comp debut
Liverpool academy chief Frank McParland feels the new NextGen Champions League will be something special this season.
McParland wrote in his column for liverpoolfc.tv: "I can't wait for the new campaign to start now and I have to say I am really excited about our involvement in the NextGen Series.
"It all kicks off on August 17 with a clash against Sporting Lisbon at Anfield. We have been drawn in a really interesting group as the Portuguese side have one of the finest youth set-ups in Europe. Molde have also stated that their home game against us is going to be a sell-out with over 10,000 spectators, while Wolfsburg have got a strong group of young talent coming through.
"There's no doubt the boys are going to be stretched but that's exactly what we want. They will be playing against the continent's most exciting young talents and every last one of them will be hungry to make an impact, which maybe can't be said with regular reserve team football.
"The NextGen games will all be played at big stadiums and I think that will help make it a great spectacle. I'd urge our supporters to get along to Anfield and watch these matches. It's all very new and will benefit our players massively."
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