Alisson Becker scored a dramatic late goal as Liverpool registered a 2-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
It started badly for the last season’s Premier League champions, with Hal Robson-Kanu scoring for the home side in the 15th minute.
Mohamed Salah restored parity with a neat finish. The Egyptian’s low shot inside the far post took him to 22 goals for the season, level with Harry Kane at the top of the scoring charts.
Roberto Firmino hit the post while Sadio Mane missed a few good chances. In the second half, Thiago Alcantara and Trent Alexander-Arnold also came close to scoring, but the Baggies defence stayed resolute.
Just when it looked like another frustrating afternoon for the Reds, Alisson thought he would write a different script – one that could have huge ramifications in the top-four race.
With few seconds left on the clock, the Brazilian rose to glance Alexander-Arnold’s delivery into the far corner of the net to earn all three points.
This is how some Liverpool players reacted after the game.
Doesn’t matter how we do it, but this one was special! Never Give Up!💪🔥🔥🔥🤯 pic.twitter.com/IL7RsyeVPm
— Curtis Jones (@curtisjr_10) May 16, 2021
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) May 16, 2021
— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) May 16, 2021
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) May 16, 2021
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) May 16, 2021
What a header! We never give up. Well done boys 😱💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/R6SJrEssTO
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) May 16, 2021
Never seen anything like that. 😍 pic.twitter.com/iRY0oKVx3G
— Trent Alexander-Arnold (@TrentAA) May 16, 2021
ALISSON BECKER. WHAT A MAN!!! pic.twitter.com/7dGjfFXpm8
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) May 16, 2021
There were tears at full-time. All the players ran into each other, and Jurgen Klopp described it as a “special moment”.
In Liverpool’s 129-year history, no goalkeeper has ever scored in a competitive match for the club.
The Reds goalie paid tribute to his late father immediately afterwards in an emotional interview.