LONDON: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s dramatic goal in the 95th minute gave Liverpool a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion this morning further sustaining their efforts to play in next season’s Champions League.
Tottenham were more comfortable with a 2-0 win over Wolves for a place in the Europa League but Everton’s hopes of European football were under big threat after a 1-0 loss to Sheffield United at Goodison Park.
Alisson jumped to head into the net which continued Liverpool’s hopes for a top -four spot despite now occupying fifth place.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are one point behind Chelsea and three behind Leicester with two games remaining.
But while Leicester and Chelsea still have to meet each other, wins over Burnley and Crystal Palace will take Liverpool into the top four.
The knocked out Baggies took the lead through Hal Robson-Kanu before Mohamed Salah equalized at the end of the first half.
Liverpool faced a draw before Alisson headed in a pass from a corner just before the end.
The Brazilian’s father died in February when he drowned in an accident.
Alisson could not return home for the funeral due to quarantine against the return flight and she manifested emotions after the match.
“I played since childhood with my dad. I wish he was here to see it but I’m sure he saw it with God and celebrated it,” Alisson said.
“You can’t explain a lot of things in life. For me, it’s because of God and he put his hand on my head today and I feel so grateful.”