Throw-ins and pressing

Eyebrows raised when it emerged that Liverpool had employed specialist throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark. Despite being an odd appointment, most reactions seemed to come from a sense of curiosity, with the exception of one dinosaur in the desert. Maybe the success of English rugby and British cycling has acclimatised the…

What does Willian offer?

Overnight, Willian appeared to have gained the attentions of English football. The rapid collapse of Anzhi Makhachkala's future at the whims of Suleyman Kerimov triggered a scramble between Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea for the Brazilian despite him being relatively unheard of days earlier. But why? Other than it being fashionable,…