Liverpool keeper coach Achterberg happy making Utrecht return

Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg was delighted to return home to Utrecht last night.

Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg was delighted to return home to Utrecht last night.

The 39-year-old was born in Utrecht and, just like Dirk Kuyt, began his professional career at the city's football club.

"It was a nice draw for me because you always like to come back to a former club. I had a good time in the past here," he told LFC TV.

"I was a No.2 goalkeeper but the goalkeeper was never injured so I only played friendlies really. I started with the U18s on a YTS. This is where I got into the professional game.

"My family and everyone is from Utrecht, so there'll be a few at the stadium and a few watching on TV.

"You can call it a dream come true but on the other side of it, I'm just trying to do my job as best I can. That's all I'm thinking about really.

"I was a Utrecht fan when I was younger because I was born here. I was watching Utrecht before I even started playing football."

 
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