‘Perhaps I was incorrect,’ admits Richard Keys about Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Richard Keys, the disgraced former Sky Sports broadcaster, has conceded that he was incorrect to criticize Liverpool’s decision to hire a specialized throw-in coach.
Thomas Gronnemark’s services were initially used on a freelance basis by Liverpool at the start of the 2018/19 season.
During a subsequent show on beIN SPORTS, Keys and fellow former Sky Sports staffer Andy Gray criticized Jurgen Klopp’s appointment.
Gronnemark’s contribution, on the other hand, has been so valued that he has spent the previous three years with the club, with his last contract set to expire this summer.
Keys has changed his view on the requirement for a specialist job after hearing West Ham United manager David Moyes address the importance of restarts from dead-ball situations.
He exclaimed, “I laughed when I read Moyes on throw-ins!” “Liverpool’s employment of a “specialized” throw-in coach has never convinced me, but I could be wrong.
“The most compelling reason appears to be that teams must be cautious while throwing because they are down a man at the time.
“Perhaps – but even if they are, it’ll just be for a millisecond.” Mind you, change is on the way. I know this because I spoke with Arsene Wenger about it. We’ll be kicking the ball in from the defensive half in no time. Have faith in me. It’s on its way.”
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