Liverpool to appoint another goalkeeping coach

Rex Christensen
September 14, 2018

Liverpool are set to bolster their backroom staff further with the appointment of a second goalkeeping coach.

The Times reports that Robinson has now been appointed as Liverpool's reserve goalkeeping coach, which will allow John Achterberg to narrow his focus. He was part of the England Under-17 set-up that won the World Cup a year ago but will now assist John Achterberg, Liverpool's senior goalkeeping coach.

The plan is for Achterberg to continue coaching Alisson Becker and Simon Mignolet at the club's training complex while Robinson will be tasked with developing the talents of the Reds" younger "keepers, Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelleher.

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John Achterberg has been in charge of keepers since 2001 but it's understood he is about to get an assistant in Jack Robinson, who now works with England's under-15 to under-17 teams.

Previously, Robinson worked at Old Trafford for seven years, where he was a colleague of of Eric Steele and Frans Hoek coaching keepers of the calibre of Edwin van der Saar and David de Gea.

Some Liverpool fans have pointed the blame at Achterberg for their recent goalkeeping woes, as neither Mignolet nor Loris Karius appeared to improve under his teaching.

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