Premier League: Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a stunning header in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday.
Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season.
It stays in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City is in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday.
Premier League: Alisson Becker hits stoppage-time winner- Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-and-a-half years to give West Brom the lead. But Mohamed Salah equalised for the visitor to move level with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane on 22 Premier League goals for the season.
Both sides missed opportunities to add to their score, but it was Alisson’s incredible late winner that clinched victory for Liverpool.
Alisson is the first Liverpool keeper to score in the club’s 129-year history as he rose highest to meet a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.
“The game was our season in a nutshell,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports. “We do a lot of good stuff and then get hammered for a mistake. And then really have to work hard.
“We had the best chances in the last five or six minutes and we kept on playing football. In the end, we needed Alisson to win it.
“It was an unbelievable header, I have never seen something like that. It was such a good technique. I was in shock, ‘I asked, ‘is it right, did we actually score?’.”
Premier League: Alisson Becker hits stoppage-time winner- Liverpool travels to Burnley on Wednesday and then hosts Crystal Palace in its final match of the season next Sunday.
“We are still in the (Champions League) race, that is all we can do. We must bring the same fight on Wednesday,” Klopp said.
The result was tough on West Brom, which had given an excellent account of itself, matching Liverpool for energy and intensity despite the fact that its relegation had been sealed.