Alisson Scored His Incredible Winner For Liverpool Against West Brom On This Day In 2021
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In under two weeks' time, Liverpool will take on Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League.
Two of European football's most decorated clubs will meet in the showpiece event at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28.
It could be Liverpool's third cup win of the season after their Carabao Cup and FA Cup triumphs, while Jurgen Klopp's side are also still in contention for the Premier League title.
Liverpool are currently odds-on favourites to beat Madrid and clinch their seventh European Cup.
What makes it all the more remarkable, is that the Reds came dangerously close to failing to qualify for the Champions League last season.
After losing six straight home games at Anfield after the turn of the year, Liverpool had seemingly lost hope of securing a top four spot.
But a remarkable run of wins in the final months of the season brought Klopp's side back into contention for the Champions League places.
On this day last year, Alisson scored the injury-time winner which led to Liverpool's incredible journey to Paris 😍pic.twitter.com/5UTrJWXaLl— SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 16, 2022
Needing to beat already-relegated West Brom in their third to last game of the season, Liverpool found themselves drawing 1-1 heading into second half injury time.
Up stepped Alisson. In the 95th minute of the match, the Liverpool goalkeeper went up for a corner as Liverpool threw bodies forward.
He managed to connect perfectly with Trent Alexander-Arnold's delivery, directing an unstoppable header beyond the reach of West Brom's Sam Johnstone.
The goal sparked wild celebrations among the Liverpool players and coaching staff.
Speaking after the match, Alisson dedicated the winner to his late father.
"I'm too emotional, this last month for everything that has happened with me and my family, but football is my life, I played since I can remember with my father," Alisson said.
"I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side."
Liverpool would go on to win their final two games of the season against Burnley and Crystal Palace to eventually finish third, with Chelsea pipping Leicester to the final Champions League spot.
Should Liverpool go on to win the competition this season, fans will never forget Alisson's moment of brilliance.
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