The young Reds face a tough test in 2016/17 tournament, set to run from August to May, as the annual tournament expands.
Having previously included 16 teams, this year’s International Cup will see 12 teams taken from the new Premier League 2 setup and another 12 from around Europe.
Liverpool are among those included from England, and they will take on Porto, Wolfsburg and Leicester in the group stage.
The Foxes’ U23s squad, for example, could include former Reds target Ben Chilwell, while the latest in a long line of talented Portuguese youngsters are on hand to push Porto to glory.
The International Cup is designed to give youth players a taste of the demands of European football.
With Jurgen Klopp at the helm, Beale’s youngsters are more likely to make the step up, too, ensuring the International Cup is an invaluable experience for the Reds.
PSV Eindhoven, Benfica, Villarreal, Sparta Prague, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Celtic, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin make up the rest of the European sides to feature.
Beale’s U23s already defeated Celtic’s development squad this pre-season, winning 2-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Wilson signed a new long-term contract with the Reds on Thursday, following a successful comeback from injury.
Meanwhile, the Liverpool U23s have agreed a deal to play the majority of their domestic fixtures at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park this season, along with three Premier League 2 clashes taking place at Anfield.
Dates and venues for the Premier League International Cup are yet to be announced.
- Sunday 14 – Southampton (H), 1pm – Prenton Park
- Monday 22 – Chelsea (A), 7.05pm – Aldershot Town FC
- Friday 26 – Arsenal (A), 7pm – Emirates Stadium
- Sunday 11 – Leicester City (H), 2pm – Prenton Park
- Monday 19 – Tottenham Hotspur (A), 7pm, White Hart Lane
- Sunday 25 – Sunderland (H), 1pm – Prenton Park
- Monday 17 – Manchester United (A), 7pm – Leigh Sports Village
- Sunday 23 – Everton (H), 1pm – Prenton Park
- Saturday 29 – Manchester City (A), 1pm – Venue TBC
- Sunday 20 – Reading (H), 1pm – Prenton Park
- Monday 28 – Derby County (A), 7pm – Venue TBC
- Sunday 11 – Arsenal (H), 1pm – Anfield
- Monday 9 – Leicester City (A), 7pm – Holmes Park
- Sunday 15 – Manchester United (H), 1pm – at Anfield
- Sunday 29 – Sunderland (A), 12pm – Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground
- Sunday 5 – Tottenham Hotspur (H), 1pm – Anfield
- Sunday 19 – Derby County (H), 1pm – The Academy
- Monday 6 – Reading (A), 7pm – Venue TBC
- Sunday 12 – Chelsea (H), 1.05pm – Prenton Park
- Monday 10 – Southampton (A), 7pm – Staplewood Training Ground
- Sunday 23 – Manchester City (H), 1pm – The Academy
- Monday 8 – Everton (A), 7pm – Southport FC