Ex-Liverpool No1 James slams England keeper coaching

Bristol City goalkeeper David James has slammed the keeper coaching in England. The No 1 at last year's World Cup insists that is why there is a real lack of English top-flight keepers.

Bristol City goalkeeper David James has slammed the keeper coaching in England.

The No 1 at last year's World Cup insists that is why there is a real lack of English top-flight keepers.

He told The Sun: "I'm frustrated with the situation. Time and time again, I've looked at our keeper coaches.

"If you do basic work, you get basic keepers. What they are doing is wrong. As a result, the players are not coming through.

"English clubs have had goalkeeper coaches for a long time.

"I had one at Watford as a schoolboy and although I signed for Liverpool in 1992, they had one in 1993-94. Down the years we've not had the English keepers to show for it."

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