John Achterberg, First-Team Goalkeeping Coach - Liverpool FC

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John Achterberg

First-Team Goalkeeping Coach

John Achterberg

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.


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