Player agent Bayram Dagdeviren has claimed that Brazilian goalkeeping legend Claudio Taffarel is now employed by Liverpool.
The 55-year-old has been working with Alisson Becker for the Brazilian national team and Dagdeviren says he will now also help him at club level:
Liverpool teknik ekibi büyük bir transfere imza attı. Taffarel bundan sonra Liverpool teknik ekibinde görev alacak.Brezilya milli takımının yanında Liverpool’da da Allison’nun hocalığını yapacak.#Taffarel #Liverpool pic.twitter.com/lLTWiWKYTb
— Bayram Dağdeviren (@dagdeviren44) November 27, 2021
Dagdeviren is part of the BD Sports Management group, which seems to have connections with a number of current and former Brazilian players, including Taffarel.
There has been no official word from Liverpool about Taffarel’s appointment as a goalkeeping coach so it is probably wise to take Dagdeviren’s claims with a pinch of salt.
John Achterberg is currently head of the goalkeeping department and it would be surprising if a high-profile ex-pro such a Taffarel would work under him. It may simply be the case that Alisson wants his fellow Brazilian around for advice and support on a full-time basis but we shall see if the coach is pictured at the AXA Training Centre in the coming weeks.