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Late Alisson header keeps Klopp's Liverpool in Champions League hunt
Following a magnificent win to rivals Man Utd, The Reds had appeared to have thrown away any chance of reaching fourth place in the Premier League. Cue goalkeeper madness...
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday.
Incredible Alisson keeps Liverpool in hunt for UCL
Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season.
They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City are in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday.
Alisson's goal with Brazilian commentary is amazing. 😂 pic.twitter.com/WyA6eGbMU2— Tim Bolton (@TimBolton01) May 16, 2021
Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-and-a-half years to give West Brom the lead, but Mohamed Salah equalised for the visitors to move level with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane on 22 Premier League goals for the season.
Both sides missed opportunities to add to their score, but it was Alisson's incredible late winner that clinched a precious victory for the visitors.
Late Alisson header has social media buzzing
As you can see from this selection of tweets, the name Alisson was trending on Sunday evening after that astonishing ending.
"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
Alisson averages a goal every 127 games for Liverpool whereas Jamie Carragher averaged a goal every 184 games for Liverpool.— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) May 16, 2021
"We needed Ali to sort it... the header was unbelievable!" 😂— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 16, 2021
Jurgen Klopp was unsurprisingly delighted to see Alisson score a last-gasp winner to hand Liverpool all three points against West Brom 👏 pic.twitter.com/NvvitxMNcF
No words.— Liverpool FC USA (@LFCUSA) May 16, 2021
Just 💥 Alisson Becker 💥 pic.twitter.com/qLS3N2bVTd
Alisson. ❤️— Dejan Lovren (@Dejan06Lovren) May 16, 2021
Amazing my friend. 🙌🏻🔥
- 1 Sam Johnstone
- 2 Furlong
- 5 Bartley
- 14 Conor Townsend
- 6 Semi Ajayi
- 11 Grady Diangana (72')
- 18 Conor Gallagher
- 10 Phillips
- 35 Okay Yokuslu (74')
- 4 Robson-Kanu (81')
- 12 Matheus Pereira
- 25 Button
- 30 Maitland-Niles (72')
- 7 Robinson
- 22 Lee Peltier
- 45 Taylor Gardner-Hickman
- 29 Karl Ahearne-Grant (81')
- 17 Diagne
- 27 Dara O'Shea
- 8 Livermore (74')
- 1 Alisson
- 47 Nathaniel Phillips
- 26 A. Robertson
- 66 Trent Alexander-Arnold
- 46 Rhys Williams (83')
- 3 Fabinho
- 6 Thiago
- 17 Curtis Jones (58')
- 10 Mane
- 11 Salah
- 9 Roberto Firmino
- 27 Divock Origi
- 13 Adrián
- 21 Konstantinos Tsimikas
- 76 Neco Williams
- 5 Wijnaldum (83')
- 65 Leighton Clarkson
- 89 Billy Koumetio
- 58 Ben Woodburn
- 23 Shaqiri (58')
Shaqiri (58', Curtis Jones), Maitland-Niles (72', Grady Diangana), Livermore (74', Okay Yokuslu), Karl Ahearne-Grant (81', Robson-Kanu), Wijnaldum (83', Rhys Williams)
1-0, 14': Robson-Kanu, 1-1, 32': Salah, 1-2, 94': Alisson
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