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MetiNews.Com - A round-up of how the national media reported on Liverpool's stoppage time 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion
Breaking News ! Liverpool kept their Champions League qualification destiny in their own hands with a dramatic stoppage time winner at West Bromwich Albion through goalkeeper Alisson. Jurgen Klopp’s side had to come from behind against Sam Allardyce’s already-relegated side at The Hawthorns with Hal Robson-Kanu firing the Baggies in front on 15 minutes. Mohamed Salah equalised on 33 minutes but for much of the contest it looked like Liverpool were going to be held to a draw by their stubborn hosts, until their Brazilian number one sensationally headed in to become the first goalkeeper to score for the club in their 129-year history. Here’s a round-up of how the national media reported on the game. 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Alisson became only the sixth keeper to score a goal in Premier League history, the first ever for Liverpool - and it might just save their season. They still need to win at Burnley on Wednesday night and Crystal Palace on the final day to get into the top four but this game so nearly slipped away from them until Alisson’s dramatic intervention. No-one could believe it. Not least West Brom manager Sam Allardyce who just started laughing at the final whistle, threw up his arms as if he did not know what to do next. Then the Liverpool players took it in turns to congratulate Alisson who, just three months ago, lost his father in a tragic accident. They love him at Liverpool, he is a huge character and how fitting that it should be him that enjoys the most incredible moment of their whole season. A moment they will never forget. Alisson was mobbed as he left the pitch, the coaching staff, his teammates, they all hugged him and it was a brilliant, incredible once-in-a-career moment for the keeper. How can you possibly deny him either? It was a lovely ending and rather ironic because Liverpool’s strikers had spent most of the match missing chance after chance. This was Liverpool’s get out of jail free card, a final chance to get into the top four after Chelsea and Leicester slipped up and now it is back in their own hands. Join our official Liverpool fans group Connect with Liverpool fans from around the world in our official supporters group. Keep up to date with the latest breaking news, transfer gossip and everything LFC with thousands of Reds! Join our group for FREE by clicking here! Reds haven't celebrated so wildly since Champions League triumph Dominic King, Daily Mail Jurgen Klopp barely changed his position. Hands stuffed into his big, black bubble coast, a few steps forward then a few steps back; a look at the floor, a shake of his head. As the rain lashed down and Liverpool poured forward in the final minute of injury time, their search for a goal becoming increasingly frantic, Klopp stayed in a zone. There was little point getting worked up or wasting emotional energy, unlike the rest of his coaching staff who were barking and hollering. This had been an afternoon of wasted chances and missed opportunities with a stupid goal conceded. It was everything this season had become and nothing was going to change in these last few seconds, as Trent Alexander-Arnold scampered to take a corner. Or so he thought. As Alexander-Arnold positioned the ball and raised his hand, the towering figure of Alisson Becker loomed into view. What followed next was scarcely believable. In came the set piece, up went the Man in Black and, suddenly, there was pandemonium. Alisson rose like a modern day John Toshack, timing his leap to perfection and making the sweetest possible contact with Alexander-Arnold’s delivery to send it inexorably into the top corner of West Bromwich Albion’s net. It was the first time in Liverpool’s 129-year history a goalkeeper had scored. Read More Related Articles What if Liverpool and Leicester City finish on same points, same goal difference and goals scored Read More Related Articles 'I saw one team playing football' - Jurgen Klopp hits back at Liverpool criticism over West Brom Quite what the stadium would have been like with fans inside can only be imagined but Liverpool’s bench did their best to create the atmosphere, the noise and the frenzy of their celebrations explaining exactly what had been on the line. Having worked themselves into a position where Champions League qualification had become a possibility, they were on the brink of vandalising a superb performance at Old Trafford three days earlier by dropping points against already relegated opponents. With that flick of his head, though, Alisson transformed the narrative.
. As they danced on the touchline, roaring their delight, Alisson was engulfed under a sea of Red shirts. A crazy end to a crazy game in a crazy season Peter Lansley, The Guardian Now we’ve seen it all. In this crazy season, with Liverpool’s title defence in tatters long before Manchester City had been crowned Premier League champions, their chances of even qualifying for the Champions League about to disappear on the back of a draw with already relegated West Bromwich Albion, up popped their goalkeeper Alisson to head in the winning goal three minutes into stoppage time. That’s how desperate Liverpool had got. Yet as Trent Alexander-Arnold flung over yet another corner, the Brazilian stopper rose at the near post to glance on a powerful header into the far top corner. The entire Liverpool team surrounded their unlikely hero before Alisson, whose father died earlier this year, emerged to point to the skies. The Liverpool bench celebrated wildly as the final whistle blew within a minute. So Jurgen Klopp’s side live to fight another day as, with Burnley and Crystal Palace still to play, they moved within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea. In the hunt for the golden boot, Mo Salah had moved level with Harry Kane on 22 goals to cancel out Hal Robson-Kanu’s early goal for relegated West Brom. Notwithstanding FA Cup finalists Chelsea and Leicester play one another on Tuesday evening, everything is still up in the air in the battle for the final two Champions League places. It was a crazy game as Liverpool’s extinguished title defence came to its crazy end.
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Surreal sight will be forever etched in the minds of those present John Percy, Daily Telegraph Deep into added time at The Hawthorns, with desperation gripping like wet rope, it was the surreal sight of Alisson brilliantly heading home to maintain Liverpool’s pursuit of Champions League qualification. Alisson became the first goalkeeper in Liverpool’s long and illustrious history to score after powering Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner past Sam Johnstone to spark scenes of wild celebration on the Liverpool bench. The Brazilian was mobbed 90 seconds later by jubilant team-mates after the final whistle, and rewarded with a huge bear-hug by manager Jurgen Klopp, after an utterly remarkable finish at the Hawthorns. What an emotional, magical moment it will have been for Alisson, who tragically lost his father three months ago and revealed after the match that he wishes he had been here to witness it. For 90 odd minutes it had appeared that Klopp would once again be haunted by the image of Sam Allardyce.
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Allardyce continues to prove a serial irritant and was threatening to extend his unbeaten record against Klopp to six Premier League matches, leaving Liverpool’s top-four aspirations hanging in the balance. ‘Big Sam’ was the first manager to stop Liverpool winning at Anfield this season in December and here was another challenging afternoon for Klopp. But just when it appeared that Allardyce would sentence them to a potentially damaging result, four minutes into stoppage time Alisson ventured forward to claim the three points and keep up the heat on Chelsea and Leicester. Allardyce said: “Jurgen’s got away with one here, and he knows it. He’s a lucky man.” The West Bromwich Albion manager will make a decision on his future before the final game of the season at Leeds on Sunday and said: “I wouldn't answer the question about my position, even if I knew. I’m just so dejected by this result. I don’t believe it.” He wasn’t the only one, after a day that will be forever etched into the minds of those who were present. Incredible late winner boosts Liverpool top-four hopes Karl Matchett, The Independent Liverpool’s top-four hopes were boosted late in the day on Sunday afternoon after goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored an incredible late winner to beat relegated West Brom 2-1. It marked the second time in the space of four days that Jurgen Klopp’s side had to come from behind to take the points, after their midweek win over Manchester United. The Reds needed to keep winning to keep the pressure on Chelsea and Leicester, but once again struggled to find a clinical edge against a team at the bottom, despite Mohamed Salah keeping pace with Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot. Jurgen Klopp threw on Xherdan Shaqiri and Gini Wijnaldum in the search for a late winner and the latter had the best chance - but fired high and wide from the edge of the box in the closing minutes. Just as it seemed all hope was lost and that Liverpool would be all-but-out of the race for the top four once more, Alisson went up for a 94th-minute corner - and rose highest to plant a brilliant effort into the far corner and save the day for his team. The Reds are now one point off Chelsea and three behind Leicester, with the FA Cup finalists due to face each other on Tuesday night.
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