Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson pays tribute to father after scoring winner

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There were tears at full-time, an emotional signal up to the sky and a mass of red bodies on top of Alisson in what Jurgen Klopp described as a “special moment”.

It is not every day you see a goalkeeper score a 95th-minute winner. In fact, in Liverpool’s 129-year history, no goalkeeper has ever scored in a competitive match for the club. So when Alisson nodded in a dramatic winner for Liverpool against West Brom – in turn keeping their Champions League qualification hopes in their own hands – the celebrations were wild.

Alisson paid tribute to his late father immediately afterwards in an emotional interview. “I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side,” said the Brazilian.

And he joked: “Hopefully I don’t have to come up too many times to score goals!”

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