English Premiership

Liverpool turn to long throw specialist

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Getty Images)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool have hired the Guinness World Record holder for the longest throw, Thomas Gronnemark, to help improve their set-play deliveries.

The Danish coach, who has previously spent time working with Schalke, Hertha Berlin in Germany and FC Midtjylland in Denmark, has joined the Reds on a part-time basis.

Last season he helped Midtjylland progress to the Play-off round of the Europa League, with the club having exploited their enhanced ability from throw-ins.

Gronnemark holds the world record for the longest throw-in at 51.33m.

Speaking after his appointment, the newest Red said: "Midtjylland 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, 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."

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