John Achterberg, First-Team Goalkeeping Coach - Liverpool FC
First-Team Goalkeeping Coach
John Achterberg joined Liverpool FC's backroom staff in June 2009 after making the short trip across the Mersey from Wirral neighbours Tranmere Rovers.
The Dutchman spent more than 10 years at Prenton Park as a player and, latterly, a goalkeeping coach.
Signed by Reds legend John Aldridge in September 1998 from Dutch outfit FC Utrecht, he went on to make more than 250 appearances for Rovers and was an extremely popular figure among the supporters.
Former Aston Villa and Tranmere manager Brian Little described Achterberg as "the most professional player" he ever worked with.
Now he puts that professionalism to good use looking after Liverpool's senior stoppers, having been appointed first-team goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2011.
Interview'It was like I'd known Jürgen already for 10 years'. John Achterberg still remembers the conversation with crystal clarity.
NewsKlopp explains Taffarel arrival and reveals Achterberg contract extension. Jürgen Klopp has explained how Claudio Taffarel’s appointment will benefit Liverpool’s goalkeeping department while revealing that John Achterberg has renewed his contract with the club.
Interview'Every day is enjoyable' - John Achterberg's decade with LFC first team. A decade as part of Liverpool's first-team coaching set-up went by in a flash for John Achterberg.
Interview'Alisson's goal was magic but I hope he's not needed to score again!'. John Achterberg has explained why he hopes Alisson Becker isn't required to add to his Liverpool goalscoring tally in the future.