The outcome of the match between Liverpool and West Bromwich in the 36th round of the English Premier League turned out to be phenomenal. Liverpool needed to win to keep its chances of participating in the Champions League next season. But the stubborn “Baggies” who had already lost their chance to join the EPL did not give up.
When the four minutes added by the referee expired, the score was - 1:1. But in the 95th minute, the referee awarded Liverpool a corner kick. The Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson came running upfield into West Bromwich’s penalty area and, heading the ball into the opponents’ goal, brought the Merseysiders a victory. Incredible!
After this meeting, Jurgen Klopp’s team moved to 63 points and took 5th place in the Premier League table. It seems that even Jurgen Klopp did not believe that this happened. The excitement was equal to a big win at the best online casinos. Immediately after the match, Alisson announced that he dedicated the goal to his father, who at the end of February - drowned tragically in Brazil.
Here is what he said: “I have played with my father for as long as I can remember. I hope he saw my goal from heaven. Sometimes you get angry when something goes wrong. I am very happy to help the team to qualify for the Champions League.”
The Way of Alisson Becker to Liverpool
The 28-year-old Brazilian became the first goalkeeper in Liverpool history to score a goal in an official match. Alisson also became the sixth goalkeeper who managed to score in Premier League matches and he became the first in the history of the English Championship who could do it with his head.
Alisson is a Brazilian footballer of German origin, the goalkeeper for Liverpool FC, and the Brazilian national team. As a graduate of the Brazilian club International, he made his debut for the first team in 2013. Three years later, in 2016, he was transferred to Roma for 8 million EUR. After two years in Rome, Alisson became one of the most promising goalkeepers in the world.
At the beginning of 2018, Spanish Barcelona, French Paris Saint-Germain, and English Liverpool demonstrated interest in the goalkeeper. In 2018, Liverpool announced the transfer of the goalkeeper, for which they paid 72.5 million EUR, making Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in history.
The record lasted only a month, until Kepa Arrizabalaga was transferred to Chelsea for 71.6 million pounds. On 12 August, against West Ham, he made his debut in the English Premier League.
This season, Alisson played 40 matches for the club and conceded 41 goals. If the Reds secure a top four finish this will quickly be forgotten. It's the one he scored at the other end that will live long in the memory.