Alisson couldn’t conceal his emotion after scoring an unimaginable header to grab Liverpool a vital 2-1 victory in opposition to West Brom on the dying.
In what was one of the vital dramatic finishes to a Premier League sport in current historical past, the Reds goalkeeper extremely rose highest to look a header house with seconds remaining to maintain his facet’s Champions League hopes alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s males appeared to have been heading for a draw on the Hawthorns earlier than Alisson snatched the guests all three factors.
The Reds are battling Leicester and Chelsea for the ultimate Champions League spots and some extent would have given their top-four rivals the benefit because the race goes all the way down to the wire.
And after the match, Alisson devoted his objective to his late father, who tragically drowned in a dam close to his vacation house in Lavras do Sul, Brazil.
“I’m too emotional,” Alisson informed Sky Sports activities. “This final month for all the things that occurred with me, with my household, however soccer is my life, the locations, all the things I keep in mind as a human being.
“With my father, I hope he was right here to see it, however I’m positive he was seeing, with God at his facet, celebrating.”
Alisson, unable to return to Brazil following his father’s dying because of the coronavirus pandemic, additionally mentioned his objective was for his household and teammates.
“What a battle,” Alisson mentioned. “Typically we’re preventing and preventing and issues are simply not occurring like this afternoon right here and simply scoring this objective, I’m actually comfortable to assist them as a result of we battle loads collectively.
“We have now a objective to realize the Champions League as a result of we gained it as soon as and all the things began with the qualification, so I can’t be extra comfortable than I’m now.”
The Brazilian joked it was the very best objective he had scored, including: “It was the right time. The cross was sensible once more. I simply tried to place my head on the ball and I believe it was the most effective objectives I’ve scored!
“I’m actually comfortable. I don’t have too many phrases, I simply need to say thanks to the gamers as a result of they battle loads. We battle loads.”
With the objective, Alisson grew to become simply the sixth goalkeeper in Premier League historical past to attain a objective, after Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic.
Jurgen Klopp was unsurprisingly delighted to see Alisson rating a last-gasp winner, describing the second as ‘touching’.
“We’re actually shut so I do know precisely what it means to him and what he thought in that second,” he mentioned.
“It’s excellent and it’s touching, it’s solely soccer but it surely means the world to us.
“Now, let’s maintain going – that’s all that we will say. We simply have to verify we’re now prepared for Burnley which is one other powerful place to go.”