Alisson pays tribute to his father after scoring the winning goal against West Brom

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.

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.

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!”

Alisson became the sixth goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal – and the first to do so with a header.

“I think it’s one of the best goals I have scored,” he told Sky Sports, before being reminded it was actually his only goal.

“OK, the best I have scored,” he added.

Alisson’s father, Jose Agostinho Becker, died aged 57 in Brazil in February with local police saying he had drowned at a dam near his holiday home in Lavras do Sul.

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,” said Alisson.

“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.”

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