Tottenham's Joe Hart sends touching message to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson
Alisson’s injury-time winner for Liverpool was bizarre as as it was amazing. The Reds goalkeeper’s header earned a 2-1 win, but it was surely matched by his post-match interview – even earning praise from Tottenham star Joe Hart.
The Brazilian rose highest after sprinting the length of the field to join the Liverpool attack in the final few seconds, with West Brom pegging Liverpool back to what looked like being a 1-1 draw. It was a beautiful moment for Alisson.
The ex-Roma goalkeeper has had to endure the passing of his Father this season, and spoke emotionally after the match about how he wishes that his Father is looking down, watching Alisson score at the Hawthorns on Sunday.
He also spoke of how, in training, he practices heading with the other goalkeepers – which was clearly evident as he rose highest to plant a Trent Alexander-Arnold into the top corner of Sam Johnstone’s net. Top four is still alive.
“I am too emotional, everything that happened with me and my family – but football is my life,” Alisson said, as per the Echo. “I have played since I rememberwith my father. I hope he was here to see it. I am sure he is celebrating.
“I hope my father is watching and celebrating somewhere. I am really happy – thank you for the players as we fight a lot. “Sometimes I practice heading but just to have fun! I have some sense of how to head a ball! This is football.”
His goal caused a stir on social media, but it was not just a header that won Liverpool the game. It takes them on to 63 points, one behind Chelsea. With two games to play, Liverpool take on Palace and Burnley.
While Chelsea face Leicester – having lost in the FA Cup final to the Foxes – and then Aston Villa. A real chance for Liverpool thanks to Alisson, and Tottenham’s Joe Hart was among his plaudits – praising his post-match interview.
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