Reds set to appoint former United coach

Liverpool are set to appoint a new goalkeeping coach.

That’s according an article for the Telegraph by journalist Chris Bascombe, who is reporting that former Manchester United coach Jack Robinson is likely to get the nod for the role.

He is currently employed by the Football Association as National Goalkeeper Coach, but looks set to leave that position to take up a new post working alongside John Achterberg.

The Dutchman will continue to work with senior goalkeeping duo Alisson Becker and Simon Mignolet, and will maintain a presence on the bench on matchdays, while Robinson will focus on young duo Caoimhin Kelleher and Kamil Grabara.

Robinson spent seven years coaching the likes of David De Gea and Edwin van der Sar for United as he worked with Eric Steele and Frans Hoek for the Old Trafford club.

Achterberg has come in for a lot of stick from many fans after Mignolet and Loris Karius failed to cement themselves as number one at the club, so it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Robinson has.

The arrival of Alisson from AS Roma this Summer is likely to see the issues between the posts decrease, despite the Brazilian’s misdemeanour against Leicester City, and Robinson will be spending more time with the youth stoppers anyway.

His most recent role for the FA was working with the England under-17 side, which included Reds prospect Rhian Brewster, who won the World Cup last year.

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