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Liverpool boss Dalglish tribute to keeper coach Achterberg over Jones, Doni form

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was delighted with Brad Jones' performance in their FA Cup semifinal win over Everton.

Jones was assured and dependable throughout an intense 90 minutes for the Reds and Dalglish believes the plaudits for that must go to goalkeeping coach John Achterberg for his work behind the scenes with the club's stoppers.

"Seeing Brad do well was particularly pleasing," wrote the manager in LFC Weekly. "I know he came on at Blackburn, but it's been a while since he started a first team game. Both him and Doni are a credit to themselves.

"They've both looked sharp and confident. How they've performed has been a good reflection of the work John Achterberg has done with them.

"It's unusual for two keepers to be required in such a short period of time. People sometimes ask, 'why do you need three goalkeepers?' It's in case of situations like this. If we hadn't had (Jones and Doni) we might have had to put in one of the youngsters from the Academy.

"A situation like that could ruin a young boy's career. We were fortunate that we didn't have to consider it."

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