Alisson: Liverpool’s world-record signing from Roma is ‘goalkeeper of the future’

It has stood for 17 years. But the 53m euros (拢32.6m) Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 is no longer a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Implicit in the length of time it lasted is the confidence Juventus had in Buffon becoming an all-time great. A once-in-a-lifetime talent. But as the game grew richer and richer, the longevity of the record has been the cause of some surprise.

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