It was another memorable Liverpool win as they beat West Brom 1-2 at the Hawthorns after a dramatic late header from the Reds' goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Liverpool found themselves a goal down after fifteen minutes from a Hal Robson-Kanu goal. Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams had one of their poorer games, allowing Robson-Kanu a lot of freedom up front. Liverpool equalised after the half hour mark with another fantastic goal from Mohamed Salah. This puts the Egyptian on 22 league goals and level with Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot.
Liverpool pressed West Brom for much of the game but once again failed to convert a lot of their chances. As the final minutes wound down, it looked like Jurgen Klopp's men were approaching another stalemate with West Brom until a late corner. A 95th minute corner saw Alisson come up from his goal to join his team-mates in the West Brom box. It was then that the Brazilian became the first Liverpool goalkeeper in history to score for them and seal the victory for the Reds.
Alisson Becker: An Unlikely Source of Victory
An incredible moment filled with emotion from players and manager alike. Alisson was visibly emotional in his post match interview with Sky Sports also saying, "I'm too emotional. These last months for everything that happened with me, for my family. But football is my life. I play since I remember as a human being with my father. I hope he was here to see it, with god on his side."
Alisson also recounted the surreal moments leading up to the goal and how it was the first goal he had scored.
"I tried to look at the bench but no one called me. But then Johnny, Johnny Achterberg called me with conviction. And then it was the perfect time, the cross was perfect and I just tried to put my head on it. It was the best goal I score, the only goal I scored."
Despite not capitalising on many chances, Liverpool showed a fight until the final whistle that resembled the mentality of the one they showed in previous seasons that took them to their Premier League title win. The Brazilian keeper praised his team-mates for this saying;
"What a fight. We are always fighting, fighting. Sometimes things are not happening. I'm really happy to help them scoring this goal because we fight a lot together and we have a strong goal, to achieve the Champions League together. And that starts with qualification."
It was a magic moment for Alisson Becker and Liverpool which was dedicated to his late father Jose. The win against West Brom keeps Liverpool's top four hopes alive and they are now just one point behind Chelsea with a game in hand.