Expert salutes trailblazing Liverpool amid new 'cutting edge' reveal
Liverpool have proved once again that they are one of the best when it comes to embracing new “cutting edge” technologies.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Per iNews last Thursday (21 April), Liverpool have shown an interest in Okkulo, a self-proclaimed “revolutionary” new sight training technology.
The technology effectively sees players train in the dark in order to eliminate superficial visual information and speed up reflexes.
It is understood that Liverpool coach Claudio Taffarel was sent to view the kit, which has been trialled by League One and Two clubs, in action.
Dinnery hailed the Merseysiders for their consistent drive to innovate when it comes to player training.
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“Clubs are embracing new technologies,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“They are trying to gain that edge and opportunity to make a difference at the very highest level.
“Liverpool are certainly up there in terms of how regularly they try new things.
“The game is becoming faster and more intense. Therefore, players need to adapt. This cutting edge technology helps.
“Football was once considered a fairly aerobic sport, i.e fairly constant levels of intensity.
“Now, it’s a lot more anaerobic, stop-start, with a lot more explosive movements and high-intensity sprints.
“We know Liverpool love the high press. The demands on the players to react and move quicker are there.
“The company have been working with Durham University and have had very positive responses with their early tests.”