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“Maybe I was wrong” – Richard Keys makes major Liverpool admission over Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on March 07, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys has admitted he was wrong to question Liverpool appointing a specialist throw-in coach. Liverpool first began to utilise the services of Thomas Gronnemark on a freelance basis at the start of the 2018/19 season. Keys has now changed his mind over the need for a specialist role.

“I smiled when I read Moyes on throw-ins!” he said. “I was never convinced by Liverpool’s use of a ‘specialist’ throw-in coach – but maybe I was wrong.

“The stand-out argument appears to be that teams have to be careful when taking a throw because they’re down a man at that moment.

“Maybe – but it’s only for a millisecond if they are. Change is coming, mind you. I know that because I’ve had a conversation with Arsene Wenger. It won’t be long before we’re kicking the ball in from the defensive half. Trust me. It’s coming.”

Keys added on Moyes’s comments: “His analysis of set-pieces was excellent – but I think we’ve always known how important they are.

“Sadly England’s specialist set-piece coach, Gary Neville, got them all wrong in 2016 – do you remember Harry Kane taking corners? My goodness. And it was no better at the other end where Iceland capitalised on some equally baffling marking decisions.”

Only four teams scored more goals from set-pieces than Liverpool last season in the Premier League.

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