‘Bend it like Trent’ – Liverpool bring specialist coaches back for pre-season training – Liverpool FC
The Liverpool squad were seen training with the two coaches again in Austria on Tuesday, with Jurgen Klopp clearly feeling their work is having an impact on his players.
Footage from the morning session showed captain Jordan Henderson using equipment that is now frequently used by the club.
Dr Niklas Hausler and Patrick Hantschke, of neuroscientist training group neuro11, first presented their work to Jurgen Klopp two years ago, with the Liverpool boss always open to suggestions for marginal gains.
The pair use groundbreaking technology to monitor players as they take set pieces, attaching electrode pads to their heads while a bag is strapped to their waist to collect data during sessions.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were pictured using the technology ahead of the Champions League final, and this time it was Henderson looking to work on his set pieces.
Bend it like Trent… pic.twitter.com/FcfHpwRBS6
—Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) July 26, 2022
It looks like the Liverpool captain was specifically working on his direct free-kicks, which might explain the ‘Bend it like Trent’ caption he posted with the images on Twitter!
Tuesday morning’s training session saw 29 players on the pitch at Saalfelden, with Roberto Firmino back and Alisson again training away from the rest of the goalkeepers.
Calvin Ramsay and Kaide Gordon remain absent, the latter watching parts of the session from the sidelines on Tuesday morning.
—Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2022
The players were due to train more in the afternoon ahead of their final friendly against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday before returning home to prepare for clashes against Man City and Strasbourg at the weekend.