In exciting ‘marginal gains’ news, Liverpool have hired a specialist coach that they hope will help quite literally propel them towards Premier League glory.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp has added Danish throw-in expert Thomas Gronnemark to his staff on a part-time deal.
Gronnemark has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to perfecting the art of the throw-in and currently holds the world record for the longest throw ever recorded at a positively gargantuan 51.33 metres.
He has also previously worked with FC Midtjylland in his home country, where he helped weaponise the team’s throw-in technique.
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.
As seen below, Gronnemark set his monstrous record using the ‘flip throw’ approach, though it remains unclear as to whether we’ll be seeing James Milner following suit anytime soon.