Alisson scores for Liverpool
The goal is, as you may imagine, the first Alisson has scored in his career

Goalkeeper Alisson scored an incredible injury-time winner as Liverpool claimed a significant victory in their quest to achieve a Premier League top-four finish by coming from behind to beat West Brom.

With three points a must and just seconds left of a game in which the visitors had been frustrated by an obstinate and disciplined Baggies, the Brazilian keeper came up for a corner.

It was surely the Reds’ final chance to snatch the win and so it proved as Alisson rose to glance Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery into the far corner of the net to send the away side into delirium.

In an example of extraordinary timing, it is the first time a goalkeeper has scored a competitive goal for Liverpool in their entire history, dating back to 1892.

The stunning moment takes the Reds just a point and a place behind Chelsea in fourth and three points worse off than third-placed Leicester with two games to go.

That the Blues and Foxes face each other in their next league game gives Jurgen Klopp’s side a huge opportunity to take control of their own destiny in the race for Champions League qualification when they travel to Burnley on Wednesday.

More to follow.

Player of the match

AlissonAlisson

West Bromwich Albion

  1. Squad number4Player nameRobson-Kanu

  2. Squad number1Player nameJohnstone

  3. Squad number5Player nameBartley

  4. Squad number2Player nameFurlong

  5. Squad number12Player nameMatheus Pereira

  6. Squad number6Player nameAjayi

  7. Squad number10Player namePhillips

  8. Squad number14Player nameTownsend

  9. Squad number18Player nameGallagher

  10. Squad number35Player nameYokuslu

  11. Squad number30Player nameMaitland-Niles

  12. Squad number11Player nameDiangana

  13. Squad number8Player nameLivermore

  14. Squad number29Player nameGrant

Line-ups

West Brom

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Johnstone
  • 2Furlong
  • 6Ajayi
  • 5Bartley
  • 14Townsend
  • 10Phillips
  • 18Gallagher
  • 35YokusluSubstituted forLivermoreat 75′minutes
  • 11DianganaSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 73′minutes
  • 12Costa Pereira
  • 4Robson-KanuSubstituted forGrantat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Robinson
  • 8Livermore
  • 17Diagne
  • 22Peltier
  • 25Button
  • 27O’Shea
  • 29Grant
  • 30Maitland-Niles
  • 45Gardner-Hickman

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 47Phillips
  • 46R WilliamsSubstituted forWijnaldumat 84′minutes
  • 26Robertson
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 3Fabinho
  • 17JonesSubstituted forShaqiriat 59′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 9Firmino
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 13Adrián
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi
  • 58Woodburn
  • 65Clarkson
  • 76N Williams
  • 89Koumetio

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