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Liverpool’s throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has hit back at Andy Gray for comments that the Bein pundit made about him last year.

When Gronnemark was recruited by Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp, Gray mocked the appointment alongside Richard Keys.

At the time, the disgraced former Sky Sports pundit said: “I’m sorry, a throw-in coach? Here’s the ball, pick it up with both hands, take it behind your head and throw it with both feet on the ground.

“I’ve got a new one for you, I want to be the first kick-off coach!”

A year later, in an interview with The Athletic, Gronnemark laughed off Gray’s comments.

“It didn’t bother me, I actually felt a little bit sorry for Andy Gray,” said Gronnemark.

“If a guy looks at something new and doesn’t understand it, you have two choices. Either laugh at it or try to find out more about it.

“I just wish he’d been a bit more curious and asked ‘Why would a world-class coach like Jurgen Klopp invite him?’ It would have made a good feature on their show.

“Instead, it was a bit like they were talking in the pub after drinking 10 pints. I think it was unprofessional.

“Some people hoped I’d be angry but I wasn’t. The internet answered for me with the reaction he got.

“I can laugh at the fact I’m a throw-ins coach. It’s a funny job, I know that.”