Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson dedicated his injury-winning goal for Liverpool at West Brom to his late father, who died earlier this year.
Alisson became the first goalkeeper in Premier League history to score with a header when he nodded in a 93rd-minute winner that took Liverpool one point away from fourth-placed Chelsea.
“You can’t explain these things. I couldn’t be happier than I am now. I think it was one of the best goals I’ve scored!”
“I just tried to find a good place and be in a good position to try to help my players, to bring in a defender, but no one followed me. I’m lucky and lucky . Some things you can’t explain, “Liverpool said. the keeper told Sky Sports.
Alisson’s father died in an accident at his home in Brazil, and the Liverpool goalkeeper said: “Football is my life… I hope my father was there to see him with God by his side. celebrate.”
“I’ve been away from interviews for a long time because it was difficult – I’m still emotional about it. But I want to thank you all, the whole Premier League, all the players and teams, I got letters, by example, Everton, Man City, Chelsea [and more]. I want to say thank you. If it weren’t for you everything I could never have overcome. “
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Alisson’s goal in his own words
“I tried to look at the bench and no one called me. And then I was called [by Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach] with conviction.
“I saw it coming and I just tried to run in a good place and be in a good position. The ball was shiny and I just tried to put my head on the ball.
“No one followed me. I’m lucky and blessed. Some 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 am feeling very blessed.
“The party? I don’t know how to celebrate!
“I hope I don’t have to come back too many times to score goals.”
Sky Sports experts on Alisson’s lens
Jamie redknapp: “Football never ceases to amaze you, what a moment. You can poke holes in every goal but it was just a brilliant moment that we should sit back and enjoy. The head is amazing. He turns his head, it is a shiny head. “
Graeme Souness: “Liverpool huffed and puffed. Johnstone, the West Brom goalkeeper, had to make just four saves. You’d think winning at Old Trafford would have given them some momentum, but that will still make them believe today that ‘they will be in the Champions League next year. “
Jamie Carragher: “West Brom didn’t seem to know what to do with Alisson. He had all the space in the world … Whether you’re fighting relegation, trying to win the title for trying to qualify for the top four, it’s not about what the result does for you but more for the teams around you. It will give the teams around them a hard blow and give Liverpool a huge boost ahead of the game with Burnley. “