Alisson can still get better: John Achterberg

The Liverpool goalkeeping coach is convinced the Brazilian’s potential is still very high as he gets ready to play in the UEFA Champions League Final.

Alisson Becker was transferred from AS Roma to Liverpool in July of last year.

And the Reds goalkeeper has clinched the English Premier League Golden Glove after 21 clean sheets in the competition.

Which is why Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg believes he can still be better.

“When you come new into the Premier League, you always need time to settle in, but he picked it up quickly,” Achterberg told the club’s official website.

“There were a couple of areas where he needed to adapt, but everything else was automatic.”

He added: “We worked in training on the things that could happen in terms of aggression, players trying to block and things like that, so I think he was well prepared.”

“If you have a season like he’s just had – and we still have one game to go – it’ll be hard to beat. 21 league clean sheets!”

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“He had a great season and his level was probably one of the best in the world, so we cannot complain,” he said.

“In the Champions League, he made some massive saves for us – the Napoli save for us to get qualification for the next stage – and then in the Barca game, you cannot make any errors and he made some match-winning saves to get us the clean sheet we needed.”

“Hopefully next year we can improve even further; there are always small things we can be better on,” the coach commented.

“We’ve spoken to Ali about them and hopefully he can improve even further for next season. Our aim is to do it again.”