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Alisson Talks Incredible Joy of Last Minute Premier League Goal

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You can’t believe it, and neither can he.

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images

So that happened.

Alisson has had a strange season. Some underrated work has been forgotten, unfairly in my view, in favour of errors in high profile games. It’s obviously been a very tough year personally for him with the tragic death of his father.

Then he scores the 94th minute winner against West Brom to keep Liverpool on track for a top four finish.

That’s not supposed to happen.

He was clearly very moved after the game.

“I’m too emotional,” Alisson told Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport. “This last month for everything that has happened with me and my family, but football is my life, I played since I can remember with my father.

“I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side.

“Sometimes you are fighting and things aren’t happening. I’m really happy to help them because we fight together and have a strong goal to achieve the Champions League, because we have won it once and everything starts with qualification.

“So I can’t be more happy than I am now.”

Speaking of the goal itself, he explained that “I just tried to run into a good place and be in a good place to try and help my players, to bring a defender, but no one followed me and I am lucky and blessed, sometimes things you can’t explain.

“You can’t explain a lot of things in my life, the only reason is God and he put his hand on my head today and I’m feeling very blessed.

“I have been away from interviews for a long time because I always get emotional on that subject but I want to thank all of the media, all the players and teams, I’ve had letters from Everton, Man City, Chelsea and more. If it wasn’t for you all I wouldn’t have got through it.”

Ladies and gentlemen, Alisson Becker. The Reds are in a good spot now with two games to go, and got there in the wildest of manners. Let’s make it six points out of six from here on.