LIVERPOOL’S stars are gearing up for the Champions League final by having ELECTRODES fitted to their heads.
The Reds can complete a cup treble on Saturday if they beat Real Madrid in Paris.
Trent Alexander-Arnold wore a brain sensor in Liverpool trainingCredit: AFP
The electrodes gather data in order to conjure up a training plan which suits specific individualsCredit: AP
The technology aims to get athletes in the optimum mental state to perform to the highest levelCredit: PA
But the brains behind Liverpool’s Champions League plan come courtesy of German neuroscientist Dr Niklas Hausler and his business partner Patrick Hantschke.
As revealed by The Athletic last year, Liverpool have employed the co-founders of company neuro11 in order to improve their stars by helping them reach their optimum mental state.
The technology is specially designed to train the brain directly.
As a result those using the technology are in the optimum mental condition necessary to perform to the highest level.
Electrodes were attached to them in order to gather data that can be used to individually tailor their training programmes.
The neuro11 website describes themselves as “state-of-the-art mental strength training for athletes.”
They have been working with Liverpool since last August after first being approached before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Boss Klopp initially went to neuro11 in order to improve Liverpool’s output from set-pieces.
Jurgen Klopp first approached neuro11 before the Covid-19 pandemicCredit: PA
Alexander-Arnold is regularly on set-piece duty for the Reds, as is Tsimikas when he is called upon.
The tech seems to have worked too.
The Reds netted 15 goals from set-pieces in the Premier League in the campaign just gone, joint-first with Manchester City.
Now there is the small matter of the Champions League final left to contend.
And Klopp is desperate to eke out any advantage he can by utilising neuro11’s services.
The manner of which the Reds lost out to Manchester City on the final day would no doubt have been a sucker punch to Klopp and Co.
City overturned a 2-0 deficit against Aston Villa late on to snatch the title.
Liverpool though have no time to dwell, and the mental preparations are well underway for Saturday’s clash against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Kostas Tsimikas donned brain sensors for Liverpool trainingCredit: PA
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