The competitiveness level of the Premier League increments every year, which makes things so much more interesting and unpredictable. So many teams trying to finish the top four to secure UCL qualification. Take Liverpool for instance, they won the title last year and are now struggling to land top four this season.
Alisson slotted in a Trent Alexander Arnold corner in stoppage time as Liverpool was tied to West Brom. He helped them seal 3 crucial points as the race for Premier League top 4 heads towards a thrilling finish.
Who would have thought that Alisson would be the unspoken hero for Liverpool? It’s been almost three years since the Reds signed the Brazilian goalkeeper in a world-record deal from Roma, and he’s justified it by helping them win the Champions League and Premier League.
Liverpool vs West Brom: Alisson Post-match interview
He is the first goalkeeper to score in the top flight of English football for eight years, and the first goalkeeper to score in Liverpool’s entire history.
After the match, he was clearly emotional and dedicated the goal to his father who tragically passed away recently.
“I am too emotional – these last months, for everything that happened with me and with my family. 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 he is seeing it with God on his side and celebrating.”
He further commented and said that his goal could help the team achieve Champions League qualification and that they’ve won it before and everything starts with the qualification, so he couldn’t be happier at the moment.
With Liverpool’s win on Sunday, the top four spots become more closer. Leicester City currently sits third in the table on 66 points. Chelsea is in fourth with 64 points, and Liverpool is fifth with 63 points.