Thomas Gronnemark, the throw-in coach who worked with the Reds last season, has confirmed that he will continue to be involved with Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff for the 2019/20 campaign.
The Dane, who describes himself as a ‘freelance throw-in coach’, helped the likes of Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson extend the reach of their throw-ins last year, and also worked on throw-in routines with the rest of the squad both offensively and defensively.
He told Skive Folkeblad, a media outlet in his homeland: “I’m continuing in the club this season. It has not been officially announced, but it has been featured in so many media outlets. I did not make a press release, but it is true, so I can confirm it.
“It is confidential what the contract contains, but I have a contract for the entire season. It is fantastic. It’s great to be appreciated. There are clubs in the world that are probably on par with Liverpool, but there aren’t many, so for me it doesn’t get any bigger.”
When Gronnemark arrived on Merseyside initially, there was some surprise that the Reds would employ a coach to do such a specific task, but Jurgen Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com that the Dane is very “important to everybody”.
Even if Gronnemark’s work only prevents or creates a single goal this season, that could be the difference between winning the Premier League or not – there’s certainly no harm in getting in as many specialists as possible.