Friday June 22 2018
WC Player Profile: Alisson

In a year Alisson has gone from Roma back-up goalkeeper to one of the best in the world, explains Richard Hall.

The shot-stopper was understudy to Wojciech Szczesny until 10 months ago, reduced only to cameos in cup competitions.

He used the time wisely to improve his positioning, adapt to the European game and hone those already explosive reflexes.

With a price-tag of €80m attracting the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool, Alisson Becker’s profile can take another big step forward at the World Cup in Russia.

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