Football: Goalie Alisson heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory

Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker (second from left) celebrates scoring his team's second goal.
Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker (second from left) celebrates scoring his team's second goal.PHOTO: AFP

WEST BROMWICH (REUTERS) - Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday (May 16).

Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season.

They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one behind Chelsea in the fourth and final qualification position. Leicester City are in third on 66 points with the latter two to meet on Tuesday.

Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League start in three-and-a-half years to give West Brom the lead, but Mohamed Salah equalised for the visitors to move level with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane on 22 Premier League goals for the season.

Both sides missed opportunities to add to their score, but it was Alisson's incredible late winner that clinched a precious victory for the visitors.