Liverpool FC have launched an online platform to help young footballers develop their skills and “play the Liverpool way”.
The platform, developed by coaches at the Merseyside club, has been designed to help young people new to football or complement other training that they may be undertaking, from the expertise provided by academy coaches.
The ‘eAcademy’, as it has been named, will provide academy training methods and feature content from first-team Liverpool players for those who decide to sign up to the platform.
The club has boasted that the eAcademy will be available to “fans around the world” and “easily accessible” to take part in. The club also stated that part of the platform’s intentions is encourage parents and guardians into motivating their children on their footballing journeys.
The platform will also feature match footage so that partakers can understand how to use the skills they learn in the game. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will also feature to provide endorsement on the skills to focus on, highlighting that fans will learn how to “play the Liverpool way”. “The eAcademy gives users a unique insight into the skills we value when playing the Liverpool way. It’s a great platform to help young players learn the techniques they need to advance their skills and become a better footballer,” said Klopp.
“The LFC eAcademy will show you how to master the most important skills and techniques.” Liverpool academy graduate and first team player, Trent Alexander-Arnold, added: “I didn’t only rely on my training with my coaches to improve my game, I had to work hard and practice on my own to make sure I was going to achieve my goals.
“I’d have loved to have something like this when I was growing up. The eAcademy is a fantastic platform to show young players how to play the Liverpool way.”
Author: Jake Wilkin