By Ben Dinnery

4th Aug, 2022 | 2:08pm

Pundit salutes 'excellent' behind-the-scenes Liverpool reveal amid 'cutting-edge' claim

The “excellent” Liverpool backroom staff will work in tandem with artificial technology platform Zone7 to produce the best results in terms of player availability.

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.

The i reported last Tuesday (26 July) that Liverpool will soon begin their second campaign of an initial four-year deal with Zone7.

The AI facility collects data and delivers insights to help Jurgen Klopp’s team selection and reduce injury frequency.

Dinnery saluted the Merseysiders’ use of the “cutting edge” technology.

“Availability is key,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“It doesn’t matter which players you have, if they are not available then they are dead weight.

“By implementing this AI technology through Zone7, that works alongside the backroom staff. AI isn’t going to replace the backroom staff, who have done excellent work.

“Instead it is going to work to offer them insights and context so Liverpool can make informed decisions.

“When you are working with a budget that isn’t as big as some in the Premier League, you need to keep the core nucleus of players together.

“If you want to maintain the fight on all fronts, the implementation of this is just another weapon in the arsenal to keep players fit and available.

“How do you weigh up the cost and reward? If the technology helps keep Salah on the pitch for two, three or four more games across the course of the season and he contributes X numbers of goals and assists, it’s an absolute no-brainer.

“Liverpool are at the cutting edge of implementing new technologies. This is all about trying to ensure players are fit, healthy and stay that way.

“It isn’t just about flagging players who are at risk of injury, it also helps identify how those players are performing.

“It will tell them when to ease back on their training load and when they maybe need to increase it to help them keep performing on the pitch.”

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