Saturday, December 15, 2012

Allen Gaining Edge With Peters

Reds midfielder Joe Allen is reaping rewards in his maiden season with the club by working on the mental side of his performance with Dr. Steve Peters.

Peters, who has been enlisted by Brendan Rodgers on an informal basis, has helped some of Britain's finest athletes during the past decade with his method of sports psychiatry.

Allen is one player to benefit from Peters' services and the Welshman has explained the impact such preparation can have when taking to the field.

"I've been to see him and I've found it very helpful," the 22-year-old reflected to the Liverpool Echo.

"In football anything you can add or bring which can benefit us in any sort of way is something that I am happy to have.

"Steve really is an incredible person. The things he has done in his career are very impressive. Spending time with someone like him can only rub off on you in a good way.

"I'm not sure if the mental side of the game is more important these days but it's certainly something that plays a part in how you play.

"I think it's pretty obvious to see when you have someone on the pitch who is in a good frame of mind. When a player is brimming with confidence you certainly see a difference in his performance.

"You only have to look at some of the people Steve has worked with. It's something we will utilize and I'm sure he will help us all over the course of the season."

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