Alisson Becker scored a vital stoppage time goal against West Brom to keep Liverpool’s hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League alive. The Brazilian scored a dramatic header in the final minute of stoppage time to help Liverpool close the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea to just one point.
With just two games remaining in the season, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool will fight for the last two spots in the top four, with Chelsea facing Leicester on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the injury time winner, Alisson paid tribute to his father who passed away a few months back. The Liverpool goalkeeper said “I hope he was there to see it with God on his side celebrating.“
“I am too emotional – this last month – everything that happened with me and my family – but football is my life. I have played since I remember as a human being with my father. I hope he was here to see it. I am sure he is celebrating.”
“This was for my family and for the boys. We fight a lot together and we want to get to the Champions League. We won it in 2019 and it was all because of qualification. I hope my father is watching and celebrating somewhere. I am really happy – thank you for the players as we fight a lot.”
“Sometimes I practice heading in training but just to have fun! I have some sense of how to head a ball! This is football.“
“I saw the ball coming. I tried to be in a good position to try to help my players. Nobody followed me – I was lucky and blessed. You can’t explain a lot of things in live but God put his hand on my head today.
“I have been away from interviews for a long time because when I talk about it I get emotional. But to all of you who sent me letters, like Everton and Ancelotti – City – I want to say thank you – if it wasn’t for you I could never get through this.
“This is the way God loves us – through people. I want to say thank you to everyone for helping me through this. I don’t know how to celebrate!“
Source: Liverpool Echo