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Liverpool have employed a throw-in coach to help get edge over Man City

Reds look to find another advantage as they seek a maiden Premier League title and the hiring of world-record holder Thomas Gronnemark could make the difference

LIVERPOOL have employed a specialist throw-in coach to help the first team as they hunt a maiden Premier League title.

The Reds turned to Danish coach and world record-holder Thomas Gronnemark to provide another marginal gain for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool have hired a specialist throw-in coach to work with the first team squad

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Liverpool have hired a specialist throw-in coach to work with the first team squad

Jurgen Klopp is looking to gain any advantage he can to secure a first Premier League title

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Jurgen Klopp is looking to gain any advantage he can to secure a first Premier League title

According to the Sunday Mirror, Gronnemark will be trialled with the Liverpool academy but it is understood he is already working with the first team.

The Dane spent time with Midtjylland as they reached the Round of 32 of the Europa League in 2016.

In the first leg, they beat Man United 2-1 in Denmark before succumbing to a 5-1 second leg defeat.

But large parts of their success during that campaign was credited to the success of their set pieces and the work of Gronnemark.

Manchester United were undone by Midtjylland in the Europa League in 2016

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Manchester United were undone by Midtjylland in the Europa League in 2016

Thomas Gronnemark was credit for the success Midtjylland enjoyed from set pieces against Louis Van Gaal’s team

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Thomas Gronnemark was credit for the success Midtjylland enjoyed from set pieces against Louis Van Gaal’s team

Speaking of his time at Midtjylland and what makes a successful throw-in, Gronnemark said: “Midtjylland have showed that the long throw-in can be a weapon, if you can do it with the correct technique, precision and tactical awareness.

“It’s very important that it’s a flat throw-in 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.”

The 42-year-old has worked with Schalke and Hertha Berlin in Germany and has coached over 2,000 players and is a former European sprint champion.

Andrew Robertson is likely to be one of the main beneficiaries of Gronnemark’s employment

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Andrew Robertson is likely to be one of the main beneficiaries of Gronnemark’s employment

Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record

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Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record

And he holds the world record for the longest ever recorded throw-in, launching the ball a whopping 51.33 metres at a speed around 100kph.

He has been working on his technique since the age of ten, including developing the flip throw-in, and has set up his own coaching course to help players improve.

Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 thanks to Mo Salah’s excellent finish to move top of the Premier League as they look to wrestle the title from last season’s runaway champions Man City.

City’s left-back Benjamin Mendy was called out for a foul throw in the draw with Wolves but Liverpool fans will be hoping they don’t see any such instances at Anfield this season.


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