Liverpool goalkeeper Kelleher excited working with Taffarel

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher has welcomed the first weeks of working with new coach Claudio Taffarel.

Taffarel joined Liverpool’s coaching staff as the side’s third first team goalkeeping coach last November.

The arrival of Taffarel, who works alongside existing coaches John Achterberg and Jack Davies, came as the club seek to build their “own philosophy in goalkeeping”.

The 55-year-old is combining the role with the goalkeeping coach job he does for Brazil where he holds legendary status. In the 1994 World Cup final, Taffarel saved a penalty in a nail-biting shootout against Italy to clinch their success.

“I wasn’t born for that but still, as a goalkeeper, you would know the name,” Kelleher said. “When we knew he was coming in it was a big boost especially for a goalkeeper. There was a lot of excitement to work with him and he has been really good.

“He’s a goalkeeping legend so to be able to work with him is class.”

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