Watch: Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson volunteers for taekwondo champion’s bottle challenge


The Brazilian put his faith in an Olympic gold medalist during a promotional event in the Far East

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker had some fun in Thailand before getting back to business as he took on the potentially dangerous challenge of a taekwondo champion. The Reds are set to face Manchester United in a friendly at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on Tuesday as part of their pre-season preparations and before that a few Liverpool players had some lighthearted time at a promotional event.

The goalkeeper, along with his teammates Thiago Alacantara and Andrew Roberston, learned to hit, not a football, but a bottle of water at a height of more than 190cm.

What was Alisson’s Bottle Challenge?

Alisson also volunteered to participate in a fun activity with Thai Olympic gold medalist Panipak Wongpattanakit.

The guard had a bottle placed on his head which Wongpattanakit had to knock over.

Alisson did not move an inch during the activity to minimize the risk of being punched in the face.

Watch: Alisson volunteers for a Taekwondo bottle challenge

The Liverpool keeper is 191cm tall. It’s no small feat to knock over a bottle from such a height, especially for someone who is only 173cm tall.

However, it was a cakewalk for the Olympic champion, Wongpattanakit, who managed to complete the task quite comfortably on the second attempt.

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