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It all helps to explain why manager Jurgen Klopp chose to rotate nine key players in beating Southampton on Tuesday night, barely three days after needing 120 minutes to win the FA Cup.

The Liverpool men’s first-team squad have been using Zone7’s technology since the start of this current 2021/2022 season.

It all helps to explain why manager Jurgen Klopp chose to rotate nine key players in beating Southampton on Tuesday night, barely three days after needing 120 minutes to win the FA Cup.

It perhaps also helps to explain how Liverpool have slashed their number of lost days this season to injury by more than a third and retained such remarkable performance levels across 61 games.

News of the partnership can be disclosed today for the first time, as well as Liverpool’s decision to extend their use of the artificial intelligence platform by a further two seasons, as well as with both the women’s and Under-23 teams.

According to Premier Injuries, a company which analyses injuries across England’s top-flight, Liverpool have recorded vast improvements this season. They have so far lost 1,008 days to injury, compared to more than 1,500 in 2020-21.

Crucially, the days lost to what are deemed ‘substantial injuries’, which are those lasting more than nine days, have almost halved from 1,409 to 841.

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