Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker made a monumental score with a 95th-minute header from a corner as Liverpool made 2-1 victory against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Alisson made it home from a corner to defend a three-point spot for Liverpool to qualify for the next season of the Champions League.
They linger in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one after Chelsea in the fourth and last qualification spot. Leicester City is in third on 66 points with the last two to meet on the field, as per online betting sites.
West Brom forward Hal Robson-Kanu gave the Baggies the lead during his first Premier League appearance in three years, but Mohamed Salah equalized for the visitors, bringing him even with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane on 22 Premier League goals for the season.
Both teams had chances to score more goals, but it was Alisson’s amazing late winner that gave the visitors the victory. Alisson, who lost his father in February, became the 129th Liverpool goalkeeper to score when he rose highest to face a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told Sky Sports, “The game was our season in a nutshell.” “We do a lot of wonderful work and then get slammed because of a blunder. After that, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort.
“In the last five or six minutes, we had better odds and we kept playing football betting. We expected Alisson to ultimately win.
“That was an incredible header; I’ve never seen anything like it before. It was an excellent technique. ‘Is that right, did we actually score?’ I said, shocked.”
On Wednesday, Liverpool travels to Burnley, before hosting Crystal Palace in their penultimate match of the tournament on Sunday.
“All we can do now is stay in the race.” On Wednesday, we have to bring the same fight,” Klopp remarked.
The outcome was harsh on West Brom, who had put in a strong performance, mirroring Liverpool’s energy and effort despite the knowledge that their relegation had already been confirmed.
Savior of The Game
After a livelier start, the home side took the lead after 15 minutes. In midfield, control was quickly thrown away, and Matheus Pereira’s ball behind the Liverpool defense was excellent for Robson-Kanu to gallop clear and beat Alisson with ease.
West Brom’s sloppy defending enabled Salah to direct the ball into the bottom right corner from the outside of the box just after the half-hour mark, bringing Liverpool level.
With just goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to overcome, Roberto Firmino hit the post, and the teams are going into halftime tied.
West Brom felt upset when Kyle Bartley netted from close distance following a corner, but the attempt was ruled off because Matt Phillips was positioned in Alisson’s eye line.
The Liverpool goalkeeper then robbed Robson-Kanu in a one-on-one position before coming back to save the game at the other end.
An Emotional Journey
“Sometimes in training, you’re simply waiting and trying to have a good time. In the game, I don’t practice doing it. But I at least know how to head the ball because I do it a lot in games to help with defense,” he explained.
Due to injury, Alisson has had a terrible season and lost his father Jose in a terrible drowning event in February.
“I’m overly sensitive. For all that has happened to me and my family in the previous few months. Football, on the other hand, is my life. I’ve been playing with my father since I can remember. He remarked, “I hope he was here to see it, and I’m sure he’s rejoicing with God by his side.”
With the two teams meeting on Tuesday, Liverpool has closed within a goal of fourth-placed Chelsea and three after Leicester City, then bet on Singapore online sportsbook.