A goal from the unlikeliest of sources secured three precious points for Liverpool in their quest to finish in the Champions League places.
Reds goalkeeper Alisson was unmarked as he rose highest to expertly direct a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner into the corner of the West Brom net in the fifth minute of added time. Sensational scenes at the Hawthorns.
SCENES IN THE 95th MINUTE AS ALISSON SCORES FROM A CORNER WITH A REMARKABLE HEADER TO WIN THE GAME FOR LIVERPOOL 😱— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) May 16, 2021
Football... 🥺 pic.twitter.com/PGszGJ2Ed6
The 28-year-old Brazilian was emotional yet eloquent in his post-match interview as he failed to hide the spectrum of feelings pouring through him in the aftermath of the final whistle.
"I hope he was there to see it with God on his side celebrating" 👏— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 16, 2021
"I don't know how to celebrate!" 😂
A fantastic interview with Alisson, who dedicates his sensational last-minute goal to his father who passed away earlier this year 🙌 pic.twitter.com/4w2HsbaO16
He's the first Liverpool 'keeper in the club's history to score a competitive goal.
🧤 Goalkeepers to score in the EPL:— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) May 16, 2021
🇩🇰 Peter Schmeichel – 2001
🇺🇸 Brad Friedel – 2004
🏴 Paul Robinson – 2007
🇺🇸 Tim Howard – 2012
🇨🇦 Asmir Begović - 2013
🇧🇷 ALISSON – 2021
❤️ Alisson is the first goalkeeper in Premier League history to score a headed goal. pic.twitter.com/XoCD7SJjSg
What a moment, and what a tonic for Liverpool who will still firmly believe that they can finish in the top four.
On a day when they huffed and puffed and failed to blow the West Brom house down until the 95th minute, it was Liverpool's brilliant Brazilian goalkeeper heading them in the right direction.