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Liverpool FC's Ability Counts team today departed on their annual pilgrimage to Switzerland to take part in the European Disabled Football Tournament and a special adventure camp.
Luis Suarez, taking time out of the post-season break, sent the team a goodwill message before they flew out this afternoon.
He said: "I know that some of the players have met the boys before when the 'Ability Counts' team went on the first-team pre-season tour.
"Jamie Carragher told me they are great characters and ambassadors for the football club. I hope they have a great tournament and enjoy themselves!"
Liverpool took the title in 2010 and were runners up in 2011, but this will be the most testing tournament the team has played in.
Other qualifying teams for the competition include Manchester City, FC Zurich, Hoffenheim, The Abu Dhabi national team as well as two special Olympic teams from Liechtenstein and Osterreich.
Colin McCall, the club's disability liaison officer, said: "We will prepare the lads in exactly the same way as the first team prepares to play a tournament.
"Although we can't promise to bring the cup home, we can promise the ambassadorial roles the players have will significantly promote a positive perception of Liverpool FC.
"They will leave a lasting positive effect to all the people they meet across Europe for many years to come."
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