5 talking points, Liverpool snatch late-gasp win against West Brom after Alisson’s incredible goal

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Liverpool have picked up a thrilling 2-1 win against West Brom after goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored an incredible goal in injury time. The Reds went on backfoot after West Brom struck first through Robson-Kanu. But the lead only short-lived as Mohamed Salah scored the equaliser around the half-hour mark. Jurgen Klopp’s men found it hard to break the robust defence of the home side in the second half; however, Brazilian keeper Alisson came to the rescue in the injury time with an unbelievable goal. Liverpool’s Champions League dreams are still alive as they closed the gap with fourth-place Chelsea.

Alisson Becker with a wonder goal 

We have seen goalkeepers getting their names on the assists sheet – Manchester City’s Ederson has done it this season – but Alisson has come up with an even more special thing – scoring a decisive goal in injury time. The Brazilian rushed to West Brom’s box in the stoppage time as Liverpool were prepared to take a corner. Luckily, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery found Alisson, who slotted his header into the nets.

No, I looked at the corner. I don’t exactly know. I saw Ali starting [to go up]. My part of the goal is that I didn’t shout, ‘Stay back!’ I just let him run. The last minute of the game, nobody has to ask usually a ‘keeper for going in the opposite box when you have to win, which we obviously had to. He went there and what a goal! It was incredible. Wow. We saw it now already 10 times back in the dressing room. It’s absolutely incredible. If Olivier Giroud scores a goal like this everybody says it’s a world-class goal. When Alisson is doing it, we have to say the same.

Jurgen Klopp – On whether it was his decision for Alisson to go up for the corner…

Thiago produced a stupendous display

The Reds midfielder continued his late surge with yet another brilliant display. Although he wasn’t on the scoresheet, he did everything possible to keep his side in the game. The Spaniard dictated the tempo masterfully, and his killer passes were eye-pleasing. Thiago thoroughly deserves to be on the winning side.

Uninspiring Liverpool attack

Liverpool’s renowned attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah look no more the fearsome unit they used to be in the previous seasons. Today, like a lot of games this season, the trio struggled to be effective in the final third. 

Salah – front-runner in the race for Golden Boot

Mohamed Salah is back to the race for Golden Boot in Premier League as he and Harry Kane, are jointly standing at the top of goal-scorer list with 22 goals each. Obviously, the last two games will decide their fates along with the participations in European competitions of their respective teams.

Liverpool clinging to the top-four race

The Reds are making the amendments lately for their turbulent season, having won three games in a row. Currently fifth in the Premier League table, they will look to win their final two games of the season against Burnley and Crystal Palace. But they will be hoping for Chelsea or Leicester City to drop points as the Reds’ chances of qualifying for the Champions League are hanging in the balance.