Sadio Mane wasn’t the only Liverpool man to extend his stay with the club on Thursday evening — throw-in coach Thomas Grønnemark has also signed a new deal that will keep him at Anfield until 30th June 2019.
Congratulations to @ThomasThrowin who’s contract has been extended until 30th June 2019 as result of his continuous hard-work since his appointment. @LFC are satisfied with the impact the throw-in coach has made on the squad. #LFC pic.twitter.com/JPiAkB5Pa8
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) November 22, 2018
Liverpool were widely mocked for employing a throw-in coach, with pundit Andre Gray even joking that he should be named ‘a new kick-off coach’; however, Grønnemark’s impact has already been on show for the Reds, with Joe Gomez a particular beneficiary after his long throw-in led to England’s late Nations League winner against Croatia.
Klopp even confirmed he had doubts about the Dane, who has previously coached in both the Bundesliga and for FC Midtjylland, but he has clearly been impressed enough to keep him on Merseyside for the considerable future.
Currently the holder of the Guinness World Record for the Longest Throw-in at 51.33m, Grønnemark will hopefully help give Liverpool every little advantage they need in the title race.