Liverpool trial new coaching method that Jurgen Klopp hopes will add another dimension to his attack

Matt Lewis
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, during a training session.
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, during a training session.

Liverpool haven’t had much trouble finding the net so far this season – but Jurgen Klopp is plotting a new way to add goals to his team.

The Reds have employed a professional throw-ins coach at their Melwood training ground in an attempt to add another dimension to their attack.

Thomas Gronnemark has been brought in to work with the club’s academy players as a trial with a view to expanding his remit to include Klopp’s first-team squad.

The Daily Mirror report the Danish coach has spent 15 years perfecting the art of taking a throw in using video analysis.

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Gronnemark has worked with two of Denmark’s top clubs and estimates he has increased their scoring rate by an extra 20 strikes between them since making the changes.

His biggest success came with FC Midtjylland three years ago as he helped guide them during their long run in the Europa League despite modest resources.

Gronnemark told the Mirror: “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.”

Liverpool have made a dream start to the new Premier League season and sit top of the table after three matches.

Klopp’s side are yet to drop a point and Mo Salah has continued his incredible form from last season that saw him win the PFA Player of the Year award.

“Nine points after three games, I never heard anything negative about that. We didn’t concede a goal, nothing negative about that,” said Klopp after watching the Reds beat Brighton on Saturday.

Mo Salah scored again to beat Brighton
Mo Salah scored again to beat Brighton

“If you watched the games – we knew before the game but now a few more people know – we have a lot more to do.

“First half was a good mindset, really patient in the right moment, and we scored the goal and could’ve score more and I don’t think they had a chance in the first half.

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“Then there was half-time and we didn’t do exactly the same, the boys changed a little bit and it was not the best idea.

“We didn’t show the same patience and it was a more open game and there was absolutely no need for that.

“The last 10 minutes they (Brighton) had their moments as we started passing through an area where there was no space.

“They had their chances and Alisson had to make a big save; nice, good for us.

“We won the game very deservedly. One-nil is not a result we’ve had very often since I was in but I am very happy because it was the best we could get today.”