In recent weeks, Liverpool’s season has slipped through the cracks. It had been 90 minutes now, plus four that had been added. The Reds were struggling, watching their Champions League hopes disappear in the rain in the West Midlands.
Then the goalkeeper took matters into his own hands. This Brazilian international has always taken part in several corners in the past. Here, when Jurgen Klopp needed him most, he rose to meet Trent Alexander-Arnold’s left-wing corner with the most perfect of headers. Liverpool won 2-1 in the far corner.
In the context of the Reds’ season, this was a huge goal. They pretty much control their own battle in the top-four battle. As the sixth goalkeeper to score in Premier League history, Alisson became the first ever Liverpool goalkeeper.
“I am too emotional these last months for everything that happened with me and my life, but football is my life,”
Alisson broke into tears and told Sky Sports
“I hope my father was here to see it. It’s for my family and for the boys.”