Alisson couldn’t hide his emotion after scoring an incredible header to snatch Liverpool a crucial 2-1 win over West Brom to death.
In what has been one of the most dramatic finishes of a Premier League game in recent history, the Reds goalkeeper rose incredibly high to take a peek at home with seconds to keep his side’s Champions League hopes alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s men appeared to be heading for a draw at the Hawthorns before Alisson grabbed the visitors three points.
The Reds are battling Leicester and Chelsea for the last Champions League places and a point would have given their top four rivals the edge as the race unfolds.
And after the match, Alisson dedicated his goal to his late father, who tragically drowned in a dam near his vacation home in Lavras do Sul, Brazil.
“I’m too emotional,” Alisson told Sky Sports. “This last month for everything that’s happened with me, with my family, but football is my life, the places, everything I remember as a human being.
“With my father, I hope he was there to see him, but I’m sure he saw, with God by his side, celebrating.
Alisson, unable to return to Brazil after his father’s death due to the coronavirus pandemic, also said his goal was for his family and teammates.
“What a fight,” Alisson said. “Sometimes we fight and we fight and things just don’t go like this afternoon here and just scoring that goal, I’m really happy to help them because we fight a lot together.
“Our goal is to reach the Champions League because we won it once and it all started with qualifying, so I can’t be happier than I am now.”
The Brazilian joked that it was the best goal he had scored, adding: “It was the perfect moment. The cross was shining again. I just tried to put my head on the ball and I think it was one of the best goals I have ever scored!
“I’m really happy. I don’t have too many words, I just have to say thank you to the players because they fight a lot. We fight a lot.
With the goal, Alisson became the sixth goalkeeper in Premier League history to score a goal, after Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic.
Jurgen Klopp was unsurprisingly thrilled to see Alisson score a dying winner, describing the moment as ‘touching’.
“We’re very close so I know exactly what that means to him and what he was thinking at the time,” he said.
“It’s exceptional and it’s touching, it’s only football but it means the world to us.
“Now let’s continue – that’s all we can say. We just need to make sure we’re ready now for Burnley, which is another tough place to go.