Goalkeepers that want to minimize the risk of injury to their fingers will apply tape to their fingers before a game or participating in practice.
This is because the risk of hyperextending, dislocating, or breaking the finger is really high.
If you have injured your fingers before, applying the tape will give you added level of safety along with wearing the gloves.
This can help to boost the confidence of the goalkeeper and minimize the playing risks.
Below are a couple of videos that show how you can apply tape correctly.