Reds respond as Academy season is curtailed
Earlier today (Friday 1 May), the Premier League announced that all clubs have agreed that this season's Academy programme will be curtailed, from Under-23s to Under-9s.
“I am immensely proud of the boys’ achievements throughout the season and I have been particularly pleased with how well they have coped during this challenging time. Our young players have continued to engage with their football and education programmes at home and that will stand them in great stead when it is safe to return to training.
“I’d also like to take the opportunity, on behalf of everyone across the Academy, to express our huge appreciation for the efforts of NHS staff, volunteers and key workers who continue to put themselves at risk to keep everybody safe in such difficult circumstances.
“We will continue to support our young players’ football development and mental wellbeing during this time and look forward to welcoming them back to full-time training when this is possible.”
The Premier League's statement can be read in full at this page on the league's official website.