Liverpool FC entered Sunday’s game at 19th-place West Bromwich Albion needing victories in their last three games to secure fourth place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification for next season. The score was 1-1 in the final minute of injury time.
Liverpool’s goalkeeper scored. WBA 1-2 LFC.
You read that right.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Alisson Becker got up the field, into the six-yard box and made history with a header that any striker would be proud of.
Liverpool FC was founded in 1892. That’s the first time the ‘keeper scored.
It gets even more inspirational. Alisson’s father passed away unexpectedly in February. He and his wife Natalia welcomed their third child, a son, last week. It’s the circle of life.
Alisson absorbed the stress and rose above – literally and figuratively.
Two more wins are needed. LFC visit 15th-place Burnley Wednesday. Hopefully it won’t come down to the goalkeeper scoring. #YNWA
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