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Liverpool supporters have noticed an interesting training ground decision by Jurgen Klopp.
Tuesday’s edition of Inside Training on the club’s YouTube channel after the Reds squad as they continued preparations for tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League opener against Ajax.
Some fans on Reddit noticed that goalkeepers had been introduced to the ‘rondo’ drills, a popular training game in which a circle of players keep the ball from two defenders by passing it between them.
New signing Marcelo Pitaluga, who joined from Brazilian outfit Fluminese earlier this month, was seen taking part alongside stars Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota.
One fan said: “Are keepers usually involved in rondos? It’s the first time I can see one getting involved in one.”
Another commented: “Can someone clarify, is this the first time we see a keeper joining the rondo session?”
As goalkeepers are expected to play out from the back as part of the modern game, it seems logical to sharpen their one-touch passing and decision making under pressure by taking part in the drills.
A third comment read: “Think this will be the new normal, makes total sense to with how attackers now put pressure on keepers when they have the ball at there [sic] feet.”
Source- Daily Star
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