Alisson Becker gave an emotional interview after scoring the winning goal for Liverpool against West Brom.
The goalkeeper came up for a corner in the last minute of stoppage time and extraordinarily headed the ball in to give his team a 2-1 win. It keeps their hopes of a top-four finish alive and was an astonishing moment. Alisson was in tears after the full-time whistle and his teammates were delighted for him.
It has been a difficult time for him off the pitch recently following the death of his father. He was unable to return to Brazil to attend his funeral.
This was an outpouring of joy for Alisson and he gave a moving interview after the game.
He told Sky Sports: “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.
“I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side.
“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.”
Alisson thanks God
Alisson found himself in uncharted territory for the goal. Obviously, he is used to keeping them out at the other end.
He joked it was the best goal he had ever scored before explaining the technique behind it.
“I just tried to run into a good place and be in a good place to try and help my players, to bring a defender, but no one followed me and I am lucky and blessed, sometimes things you can’t explain.
“You can’t explain a lot of things in my life, the only reason is God and he put his hand on my head today and I’m feeling very blessed.
“I have been away from interviews for a long time because I always get emotional on that subject but I want to thank all of the media, all the players and teams, I’ve had letters from Everton, Man City, Chelsea and more. If it wasn’t for you all I wouldn’t have got through it.”