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Alisson's amazing, stoppage-time header for Liverpool against West Brom on Sunday is actually even better with the Brazilian commentary.
The goalkeeper came up for a corner in the 94th minute of the Premier League tie and didn't just make a nuisance of himself, he soared into the air like a striker and planted a superb header into the net.
The passionate commentary reaction in the Brazilian keeper's homeland is amazing, as it captures the unlikely glory of the moment, while immediately acknowledging that Alisson - in pointing to the sky - is paying tribute to his father, who died in February.
Alisson's goal with Brazilian commentary is amazing. :joy: pic.twitter.com/WyA6eGbMU2- Tim Bolton (@TimBolton01) May 16, 2021
Spine-tingling stuff. Brazilian broadcasters are known for their extravagant commentary style and in this case it's totally warranted given the madness of the moment.
After the usual extended goooooal, the commentator calls the moment "Historic" in Portuguese, adding: "Alisson with a header! It is for his dad - for his dad, for all the Liverpool fans!"
This is basically what he said: "Historic!! Heroic!! The brazilian goalkeeper goes to the box and decides it like an attacker! What a moment! Sensational what has happenned here! Alisson with a header!! It is for his dad, for his DAD, for all the Liverpool fans"- Celeste (@kloppnaomexeu) May 16, 2021
The 28-year-old Brazil international spoke with heartwarming openness after the game as he explained the emotional significance of the goal, both to himself and his team. Alisson's father drowned in February in a tragic accident and he was not even able to travel to the funeral due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I'm too emotional, these last months, for everything that happened with me - with my family," said the Liverpool No 1 to Sky Sports after the match.
"But football is my life. I play since I remember, as a human being, with my father. I hope he was here to see it, but I'm sure that he's seeing - with God on his side - and celebrating."
It just got better lol :laughing: https://t.co/3FFeHMOHGj- Kevin Ratcliffe (@The_Kevster) May 17, 2021
Well, this just takes it to another level :heart: https://t.co/iO9qP26iBC- Claire Whitehurst :blue_heart: (@Mybelle79) May 16, 2021
There's nothing like Brazilian commentators! :raised_hands: https://t.co/0mm6snjUbx- Juliana Marques (@jugsmarques) May 16, 2021
Alisson also paid tribute to the tenacity of his teammates, who fought back from 1-0 down against West Brom via Mohamed Salah's strike, before the keeper scored an unlikely late winner.
Asked if his celebration was particularly emotional, Alisson replied: "Yeah, I've been away from interviews for a long time - it was difficult, because always when I talk about it [my father passing] I get emotional.
"But I just really want to thank all of you. All the Premier League, all the players I receive letters from; from managers, from teams, from - for example Everton and [Carlo] Ancelotti, all the players.
"Man City, Chelsea, I don't want to be not fair with the others that I don't remember. But I just want to say thank you to everybody.
"The supporters from the team - without you, I could never get through this... This is how God loves us - through people. I just want to say thank you at this moment."
"I hope he was there to see it with God on his side celebrating" :clap:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 16, 2021
"I don't know how to celebrate!" :joy:
A fantastic interview with Alisson, who dedicates his sensational last-minute goal to his father who passed away earlier this year :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/4w2HsbaO16
Featured image credit: PA Images
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