'In training': Kostas Tsimikas says £64m Liverpool man actually plays as a striker sometimes in training
It’s a year ago to the day when Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a stunning header against West Brom last season.
The Brazilian stopper had ventured forward for a late Liverpool corner with their Champions League hopes on the line at the Hawthorns. As they say, the rest is history, as Alisson rose high to plant a brilliant header into the back of the West Brom net.
Liverpool, of course, are now into the Champions League final which makes Alisson’s header all the more important in hindsight. And in an amusing video released by Liverpool today, Kostas Tsimikas and Alisson have been watching the footage back with their own commentary added.
And in an interesting comment from Tsimikas during the video, he let slip that Alisson does actually fancy himself as a striker, saying “he does actually play as a striker sometimes in training”.
Of course, Liverpool are having no such trouble in qualifying for the Champions League this season. In fact, they are favourites to win the tournament itself, although they face a mammoth task to beat City to the title.
TBR’s View: Alisson Header At West Brom One Of The Great PL Moments
Sometimes in football, no matter who you support, you just have to sit back and admire a goal or moment in the game and Alisson’s header here is one of those moments.
The goalkeeper didn’t have any right to be getting on the end of that corner but he rose like a seasoned striker and planted his header into the far corner with some aplomb.
Strikers looking on for tips on how to get on the end of a cross could even learn from it, such was the quality of the header at the time. Alisson might fancy his chances again one day given his intent on getting in the mixer.
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