Liverpool won the Champions League and narrowly missed out on winning the Premier League title in the 2018/19 season.

The Reds continued their fine form in the league into this campaign as they sat on top of the league table before football was suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Since the start of last season, the Merseyside club have improved when it comes to throw-ins and a lot of this is down to the work done by their throw-in coach, Thomas Grønnemark.

Grønnemark joined Jürgen Klopp’s side for the 2018/19 season. He was on a road trip with his family when he first received a call from the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

Speaking to Norway’s TV2, the 44-year-old has given an insight into how how the Liverpool job materialised.

“If it hadn’t been for the car I would have fainted,” Grønnemark said.

“Jürgen Klopp realised he had to bring someone who knew more about this part of football. He wasn’t too proud to say that he didn’t know everything, and that he had to find a guy to help him.

“Jürgen Klopp does not have to constantly show that he is one of the best coaches in the world. He met me with a very open mind, and just listened and listened.

“Throw-in is one of the most important things in football, because there are around 40-60 throws for both teams in a football match. Most teams that throw-in under pressure keep the ball in less than 50 percent of cases.”

Liverpool have managed to retain more possession after a throw-in following Grønnemark’s appointment.