Alison Becker was close to tears while reacting to his dramatic goal that saw Liverpool claim a 2-1 win over West Brom.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker dedicated his dramatic last-minute winner at West Brom to his late father.
Just as the Liverpool’s Champions League chances looked virtually over, the Brazil international went up for a corner in the 94th minute and powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner to clinch a 2-1 win.
Alisson was mobbed by his team-mates after his shock goal moved Liverpool to within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea with two Premier League games left, with the keeper in tears at the final whistle.
Following the match, Alisson – whose father, Jose Agostinho Becker, drowned in Brazil at the age of 57 in February – dedicated the goal to his family and his late parent.
Alisson told Sky Sports: “I’m too emotional, this last month for everything that has happened with me and my family, but football is my life, I played since I can remember with my father.”
“I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side.
“Sometimes you are fighting and things aren’t happening. I’m really happy to help them because we fight together and have a strong goal to achieve the Champions League, because we have won it once and everything starts with qualification.
“So I can’t be more happy than I am now.”
That goal could be more than crucial for Liverpool going into the final two games of the season.