Liverpool open academy in Delhi

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Liverpool launched their first football academy in India yesterday.

"We want to have footprints in every continent in the next three years," Steve Turner, the head of Liverpool FC International Football Academy, said after signing a contract to set up the academy in Delhi.

The club also plan similar ventures in China, South America and the US. The former Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon will be head coach of the Indian academy.

Meanwhile Liverpool have agreed a deal to send striker Daniel Pacheco on a season-long loan to Atletico Madrid.