Liverpool hire specialist throw-in coach

Thomas Gronnemark holds the world record for the longest throw-in

Liverpool players like Trent Alexander-Arnold will now receive specialist coaching to take throw-ins
Image: Liverpool players like Trent Alexander-Arnold will now receive specialist coaching to take throw-ins

Liverpool have hired a specialist throw-in coach to help their chances of winning silverware.

Danish coach Thomas Gronnemark will work with the first team on a part-time basis.

Gronnemark has worked at Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin and FC Midtjylland, with the success of the Danish side in the Europa League in 2015 attributed to their set-piece plays.

He holds the world record for the longest throw-in at 51.33m.

"Midtjylland showed that the long throw-in can be a weapon, if you can do it with the correct technique, precision and tactical awareness," Gronnemark said.

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"It's very important that it's a flat throw, because if it's too high it's easy to defend.

"If you can make a long throw-in precise and flat, together with some tactical aspects, then it's much easier to score."

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