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I thought I'd seen it all this season, and then this happens.

Alisson's injury-time winner against West Brom was an absolutely monumental moment, and it could end up defining Liverpool's entire campaign.

The past nine months have felt like one unexpected setback after another for the Reds, from their run of injuries to their strange loss of form at Anfield and the inconsistency that undermined their Premier League title defence.

Finally, though, something positive has happened for them - and in such an amazing way.

'What a moment it was for Alisson too'
Liverpool needed a win on Sunday to keep their top-four hopes in their own hands but they had come up against a fantastically well-organised West Brom team at The Hawthorns.

Sunday won't go down in Premier League history because of how well the Baggies played but, considering they had already been relegated, they deserve great credit for their attitude and performance.

Fans of Leicester and Chelsea, Liverpool's rivals for a Champions League place, will have been willing West Brom to hold out to the final whistle, but even in defeat you cannot do anything but applaud their efforts.

At 1-1, Jurgen Klopp's side huffed and puffed, made changes and tried every way of forcing a winner. Nothing worked, until their goalkeeper came up for a corner right at the end to get such a vital goal.


What a moment Alisson's goal was for him too, because he has had a challenging season in so many ways.

The Brazilian has been wonderful since he joined from Roma in 2018, and is one of the major reasons Liverpool won the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020.

By his own high standards, his performances in the past few months have been inconsistent, but he has had a lot to deal with off the pitch, with the death of his father earlier this year.

You could see the emotion in him when he spoke about that afterwards, and maybe today his old man was looking down on him.

And what a header it was for his goal, by the way. Two of the best target men in Premier League history, Duncan Ferguson and Alan Shearer, would both have been proud of that finish.

I don't blame the West Brom defenders for not picking him up, because why would you? Keepers are a nuisance when they come up like that, but you never think they are going to score.

The only goalkeeper goal I can think of that was more important was the one by Jimmy Glass that kept Carlisle in the Football League in 1999.

Who would have thought we would ever mention Glass and Alisson in the same sentence? But in a bizarre Premier League season that has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, this is another amazing story that will be remembered for many years.

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