New Delhi: Liverpool Football Club fans in India could be able to enjoy their favourite drinks and food at the club's sport cafes with its country partner considering to open eating joints here.

Noida-based Carnoustie Group that has inked a deal with Liverpool FC for opening the club's football academy, said it will consider opening club-branded cafes and lounges too.

"Yes, we will look at launching cafes and lounges once we begin (the Liverpool academy)," Carnoustie Group Director Rajesh Malik told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the football academy.

Carnoustie has signed an agreement with Liverpool FC for setting up academies in India which will be headed by former star Steve McMahon.

"This agreement is exclusive in nature and covers all the businesses of Liverpool FC, be it merchandise or cafes that can be carried out by Carnoustie in India," Malik added.

He, however, did not elaborate on the details.
In the UK, Liverpool FC has Boot Room Sports Cafe that offers fun and family-orientated experience to fans, who can also enjoy live sports at the eating joint.

Mumbai-based Mirah Group has already launched Manchester United casual all-day dining cafe bars in the country targetting fans of the club.

Asked if Carnoustie has any plans to launch official Liverpool FC merchandise for the fans in India, he said : "Yes we will launch the merchandise, too,...We begin the academy in October and then will take other plans forward."

"We will have to see how the response (for the academy) is in the market, from the students and then will take a call on future course of action," Malik said.

He declined to provide details on exact investment being made by the company for setting up academies.

Established in 2006, Carnoustie Group has interests in sports, real estate and hospitality.

The group owns a Polo team -- Carnoustie Lions -- and a para-gliding academy as well. It is also engaged in golf courses development and consulting.

"We aim to set up academies for 5-6 different sports," he added.

(Agencies)