Why Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold hired a sports vision coach

Trent Alexander-Arnold, red Bull TV
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If you want to take your game to the next level or even dream of one day becoming a professional footballer then talent alone simply isn’t enough.

Red Bull works with some of the world’s greatest athletes to find out what makes them tick and help them to become the best versions of themselves on and off the pitch.

Now, you can see what that really means, through a new documentary with Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold exclusively on Red Bull TV.

At the start of 2021, Alexander-Arnold sat down with Red Bull to find out how they could work together give him an advantage over his opponents.

It was during this conversation that the ‘Trent's Vision’ project was born. Red Bull worked with a team of high-performance experts and examined some of the defining moments of the Liverpool and England star’s career so far and found a common theme.

His vision, they felt, was the secret to his laser-targeted passing, crossing and finishing.

They saw it during Liverpool’s win over Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield when his cunning corner-kick assisted Divock Origi to make it 3-0.

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It was present again when Alexander-Arnold arrowed a 25-yard free-kick into the top right hand corner away at Chelsea and in his stunning drilled finish at Leicester City.

The 22-year-old agreed but then revealed he hadn’t had an eye test since he was 11 years old. Alexander-Arnold and the Red Bull team immediately got to work and paired him with the world’s leading sports vision expert, Dr Daniel Laby. 

Laby has helped athletes in a host of sports across the world to sharpen their vision since 1992. The American agreed to test Alexander-Arnold’s vision and then designed a bespoke program to sharpen his visual skills on the pitch.

As well as fine-tuning his vision in the final third, Laby also felt it could give him an advantage defending against wingers by helping him to anticipate their every move.

Now you have the chance to discover Trent’s exact programme by heading over Red Bull Pro TV and watching the documentary. But hurry before your opponent gets there first.

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