Liverpool keep their top-four hopes alive as goalkeeper nets extraordinary winner
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson headed a sensational stoppage-time winner against West Bromwich Albion to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.
West Brom had taken the lead on 15 minutes when Hal Robson-Kanu coolly curled a low shot beyond Alisson’s reach.
Liverpool levelled on 33 minutes with a superb first-time shot by Mohamed Salah after the West Brom defence had been unable to clear their lines.
Salah’s 22nd PL goal of the season also takes him level with Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the Golden Boot.
Liverpool were close to going 2-1 up only two minutes later but Roberto Firmino’s shot clipped the upright.
Both sides traded chances in an open second half and after Alisson produced a great block to deny Robson-Kanu a second goal, the goalkeeper then went up for a late corner and glanced home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery to seal a dramatic victory.
The win means fifth-placed Liverpool are now one point and place behind Chelsea with two matches remaining. Relegated West Brom remain 19th on 27 points.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) May 16, 2021
1 – In Liverpool’s entire club history since they were founded in 1892, Alisson is the first goalkeeper ever to score a competitive goal for the club. Absurd. pic.twitter.com/hpvwGB8fuJ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2021