With the ever evolving world of football, both on and off the pitch, data and science is beginning to hold a key role at top division clubs. Premier League side Liverpool were one of the first to employ a sports science team that closely monitors the players at the club, ensuring optimum levels are maintained and maximum performance is implemented on the field of play.
This video posted on Liverpool’s official YouTube channel provides an insight into the type of work that a sports science team imparts, paying close attention to every close detail.
For those interested in a more detailed read into this aspect of the beautiful game, the Liverpool science team have published a research paper on the subject, which can be accessed here. For the rest of you, the 4 minute video below should suffice.