Liverpool goalkeeping coach explains Alisson preparation

19/05/2020 3:41 PM

Liverpool goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson has shed some light on some of the preparation he and Alisson go through to keep the Brazilian at the top of his game. Alisson is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and Robinson puts a lot of his ability down to the quality of their preparation.

On one-on-one situations, Robinson told the Liverpool website, “For the goalkeeper, they want to transfer the pressure basically from themselves to the centre-forward or whoever is taking the one-v-one.

“I think you see with Ali, he’s really, really good at doing that – standing up and waiting for the right move to make the correct action or technique.

“The goalkeepers have to be able to understand when and where to do things,” Robinson explained. “We try and put on realistic scenarios or realistic exercises that force the goalkeepers to make decisions in training.

“So hopefully they repeat the correct decisions over and over again in training and when they come to the game, they don’t have to think about it – it just becomes a natural decision.”

The player is also famed for his distribution, Robinson says this is also down to preparation. “If a team is pressing high up the pitch, there’s obviously space in behind them,” Robinson notes.

“You see with Alisson and the runs that Mo, Sadio or Bobby make or one of the midfielders might make, we look to play beyond the team as well. It’s exploiting where the space is.

“If teams drop off, it should be simple and easy to play out to the centre-halves and midfielders. The nature of how our team plays, we’re a fast attacking team. We look to break quickly, so the goalkeepers are always looking to keep the pace and momentum of the game going.”


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