This is a fairly interesting signing!
Liverpool have confirmed the arrival of Thomas Gronnemark to the backroom staff, according to ESPN.
The 42-year-old Dane is the world-record holder for having the longest throw-in ever, recorded at over 50 metres, incredibly.
Gronnemark will come in and try to help Liverpool with marginal gains by improving the throw-in technique of the squad – enhancing both pace and distance.
But he is also expert on the tactics and percentages behind throw-ins, an area of the game Liverpool believe they can take an advantage in, as it’s pretty much universally neglected!
We find this pretty cool, in all honesty. It’s unlikely Liverpool will turn into a direct, throw-in side, like Stoke were with Rory Delap, but if we can improve in any manner, let’s do it!
At the weekend, we saw £50m+ left-back Benjamin Mendy take a foul-throw by stepping one metre into the field – so it doesn’t seem like our rivals are too fussed with the least heralded set-piece.
Perhaps it can become another weapon in our armoury.