Liverpool coach now confirms he’s about to leave on Twitter

Liverpool coach now confirms he’s about to leave on Twitter

Throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has announced that he and Liverpool will no longer work together.

The Danish coach has been with the Reds on a consultancy basis for the last five years. However, taking to Twitter last night, Gronnemark revealed that he and the club have come to a mutual parting of the ways.

“All good things come to an end. Liverpool and I have decided not to continue our agreement about the throw-in coaching after five great seasons,” he wrote. “I´m proud of being a part of taking LFC from 18th to 1st in the Premier League on throw-ins under pressure.

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“Since then, 25 professional clubs have hired me based on the impressive development in Liverpool – and I´ve been part of 14 titles, promotions and teams punching above their weight. The last seasons didn´t allow me to work as much with the throw-ins as I wanted – and therefore it is natural and expectable that we say thanks for this time now.

“Thank you for a great time and cooperation, to Liverpool FC and Jurgen Klopp, the staff and players. We had a fantastic ride.”

Gronnemark’s last throw of the dice

At his time of hiring, Gronnemark and Liverpool faced quite a bit of ridicule. A throw-in coach? In the Premier League? The idea did seem faintly ludicrous at the time.

But since then, the eccentric Dane has earned plaudits for transforming the way the Reds approach these restarts. As he alludes to in his Twitter post, Gronnemark became a wanted man. With Liverpool earning plenty of success on the pitch, others wanted to emulate what he was doing.

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Clearly, his work only accounted for a very small part of the Reds’ success. You don’t simply do a little work on your throw-ins and start playing like prime Jurgen Klopp Liverpool.

But it was yet another show of how committed Klopp is to the ‘marginal games’ of elite football. Focusing on throw-ins in such detail, when others surely weren’t, gave Liverpool another little leg-up on the competition.

When you’re facing a financial juggernaut like Manchester City, you need all the help you can get in that departmant. Thankfully, for the Reds and for Gronnemark, his work did show tangible results.

Now, with things changing a little at the club, it seems like a good move to part ways. Gronnemark’s expertise will hopefully have rubbed off on some of the rest of Klopp’s backroom staff who can continue to impart his wisdom. All the best, Thomas. Thank you for your service!

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