By Dr Dan Plumley

1st Aug, 2022 | 2:07pm

Finance guru: Liverpool 'secret weapon' could 'give them the edge' over Man City

Liverpool have a high-tech “secret weapon” that could “give them the edge” over Man City.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Merseysiders’ use of the Zone7 artificial intelligence platform.

As relayed by The i last Tuesday (26 July), Liverpool are about to embark on their second campaign of an initial four-year deal with Zone7.

The programme uses data modelling to guide Jurgen Klopp’s team selection and help reduce injury frequency

Only six teams in the Premier League recorded fewer injuries than the Merseysiders in 2021-22 despite the fact they went the distance in all four major competitions.

Plumley saluted the forward-thinking Reds and suggested that the partnership could soon help them edge out City, who have beaten them to the last two Premier League titles.

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“We know how fine the margins are in football at the top level,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“City and Liverpool have gone toe to toe in recent years in a really tight battle. Something like this could give you the edge. You can see why you would call it a secret weapon.

“If you pay a few hundred grand for something like this, you can see players get back quicker and give you that benefit on the pitch.

“In a cost-benefit analysis there, Liverpool will feel they are getting their money’s worth and more.

You are pushing 60, 65 games per season these days so this is definitely worth the cost.”

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