Despite being a goalkeeper, Alisson Becker was Liverpool‘s goalscoring hero in their crucial 2-1 win against West Brom.
Alisson came up for a corner and headed past Sam Johnstone in the fifth minute of injury time to keep Liverpool’s Champions League hopes alive.
We’ve collected 13 of the most remarkable and bizarre stats after his late goal.
– Alisson has become the first goalkeeper to ever score a competitive goal for Liverpool.
– He is the sixth goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal, following in the footsteps of Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic.
– Alongside Schmeichel, Robinson and Howard, Alisson is just the fourth goalkeeper to have provided a Premier League goal and an assist in their career.
– The Brazil international is the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal with a headed effort.
– He is the first goalkeeper to score the winning goal in a Premier League game.
– Alisson has a better shot conversation rate than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski in 2020-21, averaging a goal every shot.
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– The 28-year-old has more Premier League goals than Rhian Brewster, Dele Alli, Dani Ceballos and Divock Origi in 2020-21.
– He has scored the same number of goals in the Premier League this season as Willian, Alex Iwobi, Bernard, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Gabriel Martinelli, Thiago, Jordan Henderson and Carlos Vinicius.
– The goalkeeper has the same amount of away Premier League goals this season as James Rodriquez, Kai Havertz, Anthony Martial and Lucas Moura.
– He has more Premier League away goals than Gareth Bale in 2020-21.
– Alisson averages a goal every 127 games for Liverpool, a better ratio than Jamie Carragher who averaged a goal every 184 games.
– His header against West Brom was the first time he’d ever touched the ball in the opposition penalty area during his Liverpool career.
– Alisson has now converted more Trent Alexander-Arnold crosses in the Premier League this season than Mohamed Salah.