Liverpool’s 2019/20 season may be over following one of the longest campaigns in living memory, yet already the Reds are improving key areas of the club for next season.

One position that was previously unresolved and an issue of interest amongst Liverpool fans was whether the club would extend the vacancy of throw-in specialist and coach Thomas Gronnemark.

Gronnemark, who still holds the world record for the longest throw-in at 51.33m, has been working for the club on a part-time basis for the past two years after Jurgen Klopp looked to strengthen and improve in every area possible.

The former Danish athlete has since signed a contract extension to cover the 2020/21 season.

“I’m happy and proud to announce that I have signed a new contract with Liverpool FC for the 20/21 season,” Gronnemark posted on social media.

“I’m a freelance throw-in coach, and there is great interest from other clubs at the moment. Looking forward to help more teams with ‘The Long, Fast and Clever Throw-in’.”

SOCCER SPAIN WINTER CAMP KAA GENT WEDNESDAY

Thomas Gronnemark and Gent’s players pictured in action during the winter training camp of Belgian first division soccer team KAA Gent, in Oliva, Spain, Wednesday 08 January 2020. BELGA PHOTO JASPER JACOBS (Photo by JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Another edge to Liverpool’s game

Eyebrows were initially raised when it was revealed that Liverpool had brought in a professional to deal with throw-ins.

It’s easy to overlook the impact that can come from a throw-in but it is just one of many minor details that Liverpool have finely tuned and harnessed to ensure they are adequately equipped to compete for the highest honours such as the Premier League and Champions League.

Liverpool supporters have been delighted with the marginal gains Klopp has looked to implement to the team’s game following his input in improving and evolving their use of throw-ins both offensively and defensively.

Following the news, many Liverpool supporters have taken to social media to congratulate Gronnemark who confirmed the contract extension via Twitter.

Here are a selection of responses reacting to the news…

 

Have something to tell us about this article?