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David Preece on the Totally Football Podcast worked with the throw in coach in Denmark.

He said he mainly worked on improving throw in technique and added 15 metres to their average throw in distance. He also said that because of the added distance they worked on throwing the ball into good areas to go and press the ball and win it back high up the pitch (the throw in coach did not do this but it is how they utilised his impact).

Any way to improve should be investigated.
 
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David Preece on the Totally Football Podcast worked with the throw in coach in Denmark.

He said he mainly worked on improving throw in technique and added 15 metres to their average throw in distance. He also said that because of the added distance they worked on throwing the ball into good areas to go and press the ball and win it back high up the pitch (the throw in coach did not do this but it is how they utilised his impact).

Aby way to improve should be investigated.
How about learning 'Cunt Ramos punch' and 'Neymar rollism'
 

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The Dane has explained the three different kinds of throw-ins that he's hoping to improve at Anfield, namely "long, fast and clever."

Speaking to Training Ground Guru, Gronnemark said: "Long, because players are improving the distance of their throws by 15 metres; fast, because of the counter-attacking opportunities; clever because you’re keeping possession of the ball.

"I’m a former sprinter and love the fast, fluent game. I coach how to get the ball back very quickly after it goes out, how to keep possession, how to make the counter attack super-fast."

https://www.joe.co.uk/amp/sport/liverpool-throw-in-types-198037
 

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Any way to improve should be investigated.
Naturally. When I hear a prick like Gray (Robinson's also an unpleasant surprise, being someone who played a lot more recently) talking about that "just pass it to a team mate" in the previous page... no improvement in football would ever be made. We should be really happy with the quality of other staff members Klopp has assembled together. Love how Pep Lijnders progressed to the role he has now. Klopp's principles remain the same, but Pep seems like a refreshing piece of the puzzle (Buvac apparently simply became less involved in a period when we improved as a team, so maybe it was actually good change, even if Klopp is obviously disappointed to lose him), someone with incredible eye for detail, technical corrections, quality and variety of training sessions, making it enjoyable for players. That's the sort of quality we need to be aiming and explore how we can improve any little bit on and off the pitch. Good stuff for our owners/people in charge to learn, too. That there are levels, after years of making mistakes. One day when Klopp isn't here anymore that we keep picking quality people in key areas, which then brings other quality members.
 

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To all those saying that Klopp would have got rid of Achterberg if he was as bad as some of us believe he is, can you say that you've never come across anyone in a job that they were totally shit at, yet somehow managed to hoodwink their superiors into thinking they were good when everyone else saw that they were out of their depth and had no clue as to what they were doing?
I knew one guy that fit that description, should have been fired long ago, but it was rumored that he was very good at sucking cock, so not sure if that counts.
 

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I knew one guy that fit that description, should have been fired long ago, but it was rumored that he was very good at sucking cock, so not sure if that counts.
Bahaha. Funnily enough, I've heard that sort of romour plenty of times at previous jobs when it comes to people being useless
 

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The Dane has explained the three different kinds of throw-ins that he's hoping to improve at Anfield, namely "long, fast and clever."

Speaking to Training Ground Guru, Gronnemark said: "Long, because players are improving the distance of their throws by 15 metres; fast, because of the counter-attacking opportunities; clever because you’re keeping possession of the ball.

"I’m a former sprinter and love the fast, fluent game. I coach how to get the ball back very quickly after it goes out, how to keep possession, how to make the counter attack super-fast."

https://www.joe.co.uk/amp/sport/liverpool-throw-in-types-198037
I think it is very important that Klopp is addressing every element of the game. A throw in coach might sound weird but it is a set-piece like any other but with a specific skill-set. In sports like cycling there are many individual specialists whose contributions only make slight improvements to the team but when combined that can be the difference between a Tour de France yellow jersey and making up numbers in the peloton.

Does anyone remember Dave Challinor who used to play for Tranmere? He wasn't the most gifted footballer but his throws were phenomenal - long fast and accurate. The Rovers fans called him 'The Exocet'. We played them in the cup and our players didn't know where to turn at throw ins.

I'm just wondering what other specialist coaches might help. Maybe avoiding yellow cards for being a gobshite in front of the ref? Etiquette coach anyone?
 

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I think it probably says something about the game in England that there is such a strong assumption made that working on throw ins means pumping it into the box. Throw ins occur more often than any other sequence in football, and the amount of thought and training ground work that goes into performing them is almost zero. This guy had a thought about how throw ins can be improved and Klopp liked what he heard so hired him. I think the idea that unless he can teach our players the flip technique that it wont do anything is a big part of the reason England as a culture has struggled.

On a related note, I don't get what ex pros think is the selling point for their brand to position themselves as the non-thinking luddite.
 

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Maybe it’s got more to do with them just being non thinking luddites than them strategically positioning themselves...
 

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I can't pretend to be disappointed!
The worst of it is, I am pleased because hopefully it puts to bed the coaching arguments. For me, it's the keepers that we've had that are poor. That said, any changes to freshen things up are welcome.

On a slightly dif note, is Buvac still one of ours?!
 

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The worst of it is, I am pleased because hopefully it puts to bed the coaching arguments. For me, it's the keepers that we've had that are poor. That said, any changes to freshen things up are welcome.

On a slightly dif note, is Buvac still one of ours?!
Last I heard still negotiating his exit. Not sure when it will be announced.
 

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Liverpool can confirm Jack Robinson is set to join the club's backroom staff as first-team assistant goalkeeping coach.


Robinson will arrive at the Reds from the Football Association, where he has worked as a ‘keeper coach for England’s U15-U17 teams for the last two-and-a-half years.
He was part of the Three Lions U17s set-up that won the World Cup in 2017.
Prior to his role with the FA, Robinson spent seven years at Manchester United, working with goalkeepers across all levels of the club from academy to first team.
He has also enjoyed spells with Crystal Palace and Leeds United during his career.
Robinson, who holds a UEFA A licence in goalkeeping, will assist John Achterberg in the coaching of Liverpool’s stoppers at Melwood.


Klopp explains appointment of assistant goalkeeping coach

Jürgen Klopp expects Liverpool's goalkeepers to benefit from the addition of Jack Robinson to his backroom staff.

The club announced on Monday that Robinson is set to join as first-team assistant goalkeeping coach, a role that will see him work alongside John Achterberg and the Reds’ ‘keepers at Melwood.

Robinson has spent the last two-and-a-half years coaching England’s U15-U17 goalkeepers after a seven-year spell working with academy and first-team stoppers at Manchester United.

His career has also included periods with Crystal Palace and Leeds United and Klopp believes Robinson will prove to be a valuable addition to his coaching team.

The manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “He is very young and very experienced - you don’t get that a lot of times.

“A goalkeeper coach, we spoke about it a lot of times between the coaching staff together with John Achterberg [as] there were times when we had five goalies in training.

“In the moment it looks a bit different [because] Loris has left, Wardy left and now Caoimhin is injured but will be back, and then Kamil is there, Simon and Alisson, so we have four goalkeepers and we really think they need our whole focus.

“So, John thought it makes absolute sense that we brought in another guy as his assistant. That’s what we were looking for and we found him. He’s a fantastic guy, a really nice fella and how I said, still young and experienced.

“He’s done a lot of different jobs and everybody is speaking really highly of him. When we met him it was a really nice meeting and we saw videos of his sessions and all that stuff, so we’ve really picked him out of a lot of others and we were really happy when he agreed and he wanted to join us.

“It’s good, it will be good for our goalkeepers and I have four, five, six assistants, so now John Achterberg has one at least! That’s good.”

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/316867-klopp-robinson-liverpool-goalkeeping-coach
 

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We have a throw in coach and an assistant goalkeeping coach.

if you ask me, the assistant is there to make sure john achterberg isn't messing up. lol
 

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Have to say the throw in coach has certainly helped. We seem to be able to actually take one that doesn't go to the opposition straight away.
I never really thought that we had a problem in that department. Well none more or less than any other team that I've watched.
 

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I never really thought that we had a problem in that department. Well none more or less than any other team that I've watched.
God, it’s driven me mad for a decade. Pick up ball, stand on touchline, look for someone showing, hold arms in ‘can someone be give me an option’ gesture, throw the ball to the opposition.
 
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God, it’s driven me mad for a decade. Pick up ball, stand on touchline, look for someone showing, hold arms in ‘can someone be give me an option’ gesture, throw the ball to the opposition.
Yeah. True. I always thought we were too focused on second balls, that we forgot first balls matter too. In throw ins and corners too.
 

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I never really thought that we had a problem in that department. Well none more or less than any other team that I've watched.
Trent in particular is shaky and he takes an aaaaaaaage before finally gifting it back to the opposition. He's also been carded for timewasting, I think. Not that I believe its deliberate, I've seen him dither in the first few minutes of games. Its a minor irritation admittedly but its kind of like that mosquito bite under your foot; just maddening.
 

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Trent in particular is shaky and he takes an aaaaaaaage before finally gifting it back to the opposition. He's also been carded for timewasting, I think. Not that I believe its deliberate, I've seen him dither in the first few minutes of games. Its a minor irritation admittedly but its kind of like that mosquito bite under your foot; just maddening.
I paid particular attention to our throw ins today. Your post above is spot on. We are slow on our throws in and not particularly good at them. That said though, neither were Southampton today.
 

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Throw-ins make a big difference if you can figure out how to do them properly and avoid the trap that follows
 

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Just saw Zaf! He is on the Palace bench, saw him on the show
 

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MAN CITY HEAD PHYSIO LEE NOBES TO JOIN LIVERPOOL

Liverpool have made another key addition to Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff, according to an exclusive report from Training Ground Guru.

TGG report that Manchester City’s Head Physiotherapist Lee Nobes has left the Premier League champions to take up a role with Liverpool.


The Reds have been looking for a new head physio since Matt Konopinski, who was acting up into the head physio role after the sacking of Andy Renshaw, left to join up with the England national team’s youth set-up.

Nobes has been as City since 2007 and leaves as a very popular man amongst the City players and other members of staff.

Those who watched the Amazon documentary series All or Nothing will likely recognise Nobes as he was the man who travelled with players when they went to meet up with Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.

Liverpool have taken staff from the likes of Bayern Munich in the recent past and now it looks like they’ve taken Nobes from City, who TGG report will begin his new role on November 26th.

https://readliverpoolfc.com/2018/11/12/man-city-head-physio-lee-nobes-to-join-liverpool/