Brazilian legend Cláudio Taffarel is going to work at Liverpool as a goalkeeper trainer. The 55-year-old former goalkeeper will work with Dutchman John Achterberg, who is already accompanying the keepers of The Reds.
Achterberg already has an assistant at the Premier League powerhouse with Jack Robinson. Taffarel is now also added, which is how Liverpool announced Tuesday night. Manager Jürgen Klopp explains why a third goalkeeper trainer has been attracted. “We now have the best imaginable in many positions. We want to create a bit of our own philosophy in the field of goalkeeper, because we agree that it is a world of our own. We think Taffarel is adding another view.”
Taffarel played 101 international for Brazil, with which he kept the Netherlands out of the World Cup final in 1998 by stopping the penalties of Phillip Cocu and Ronald de Boer in the penalty series. He is also currently an assistant at the Seleção and is going to combine both functions. At Anfield, Taffarel gets compatriot and first goalkeeper Alisson Becker under his care.
#LFC can announce a deal has been agreed for Claudio Taffarel to join the clubs first-team staff, with the Brazilian set to assume the role of goalkeeping coach.The 55-year-old will join John Achterberg and Jack Robinson in working with the Reds keepers.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 30, 2021