Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has devoted his match-winning, injury-time aim for Liverpool at West Brom to his late father, who died earlier this yr.
Alisson turned the primary goalkeeper in Premier League historical past to attain with a header when he nodded in a 93rd-minute winner that takes Liverpool to inside a degree of fourth-placed Chelsea.
“You possibly can’t clarify this stuff. I could not be happier than l am now. I feel it was the most effective objectives I’ve scored!
“I simply tried to run into a great place and be in a great place to attempt to assist my gamers, to carry a defender, however no person adopted me. I’m fortunate and blessed. Some issues you may’t clarify,” the Liverpool goalkeeper advised Sky Sports activities.
Alisson’s father died in an accident at his dwelling in Brazil, and the Liverpool goalkeeper mirrored: “Soccer is my life…I hope my father was there to see it with God on his aspect celebrating.”
“I’ve been away from interviews for a very long time as a result of it was tough – I all the time get emotional on that topic. However I wish to thank all of you, all of the Premier League, all of the gamers and groups, I’ve had letters, for instance, from Everton, Man Metropolis, Chelsea [and more]. I wish to say thanks. If it wasn’t for you all I may by no means have gotten by way of it.”
Alisson’s aim in photos
Alisson’s aim in his personal phrases
“I attempted to have a look at the bench and no person referred to as me. After which I used to be referred to as [by Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach] with conviction.
“I noticed it coming and I simply tried to run into a great place and to be in a great place. The ball in was sensible and I simply tried to place my head on the ball.
“No person adopted me. I’m fortunate and blessed. Some issues you may’t clarify. You possibly can’t clarify plenty of issues in my life, the one cause is God and he put his hand on my head at the moment and I am feeling very blessed.
“The celebration? I do not know easy methods to have fun!
“Hopefully I haven’t got to return up too many instances to attain objectives.”
The Sky Sports activities pundits on Alisson’s aim
Jamie Redknapp: “Soccer by no means ceases to amaze you, what a second. You possibly can choose holes in each aim however this was only a sensible second that we must always sit again and revel in. The header is unbelievable. He turns his head, it is a sensible header.”
Graeme Souness: “Liverpool have been huffing and puffing. Johnstone, the West Brom goalie, solely needed to make 4 saves. You’d assume that profitable at Outdated Trafford would have given them momentum however that once more at the moment will make them imagine they are going to be within the Champions League subsequent yr.”
Jamie Carragher: “West Brom did not appear to know what to do with Alisson. He had all of the house on this planet…Whether or not you are combating relegation, going for the title for attempting to qualify for the highest 4, it is not about what the end result does for you however extra to the groups round you. That can give the groups round them an enormous blow and provides Liverpool an enormous raise going into the sport with Burnley.”