‘I hoped he was right here to see it… I’m certain he’s celebrating’: A visibly emotional Alisson Becker pays tribute to his late father… after scoring sensational last-minute winner for Liverpool in thrilling ending towards West Brom
A visibly emotional Alisson Becker paid tribute to his late father after scoring a terrific header to hold Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive at West Brom.
The Reds keeper got here up from the again and brilliantly guided Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross into the far nook, sparking jubilant scenes amongst the guests on the Hawthorns.
Alisson, 28, was in tears after the full-time whistle and gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports, the place he paid tribute to his father who tragically died in February after falling right into a lake close to his vacation residence in Lavras do Sul, Brazil.
A visibly emotional Alisson Becker paid tribute to his late father after scoring a terrific header
The Reds keeper got here up from the again and brilliantly guided Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross into the far nook
The late objective sparked jubilant scenes on the Hawthorns with Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive
‘I’m too emotional. These final months for every little thing that occurred with me, with my household,’ he mentioned.
‘But soccer is my life. I play since I bear in mind as a human being with my father – I hoped he was right here to see it however I’m certain he is seeing with God on his facet and celebrating.
‘For my household, for the boys, what a struggle. Sometimes we’re preventing and issues are simply not occurring like this afternoon right here. But scoring this objective, I’m actually joyful to assist them, they struggle quite a bit, we struggle quite a bit collectively and now we have a robust objective for the Champions League.
‘We gained it as soon as and you already know every little thing begins with qualification and I could not be extra joyful than I’m now.’
The Brazilian then went on to describe the way it happened that he was within the penalty space, with the Reds determined for a objective which might hold their top-four hopes alive.
Alisson appeared upwards to the sky following his unbelievable last-minute objective on the Hawthorns
‘I attempted to have a look at the bench and no one referred to as me. Then Johnny Achterberg (goalkeeping coach) referred to as me with conviction. It was the right time, the cross was good once more.
‘I simply attempt to put my head on the ball and I feel it was top-of-the-line objectives I noticed! The greatest I’ve scored! I’m actually joyful, I haven’t got too many phrases – I simply have to say thanks for the gamers.
‘They struggle quite a bit, we struggle quite a bit. We are actually exhausted from this season as a result of every little thing occurred, lacking the objective, however I’m joyful it occurred tonight for the win.
‘I noticed it coming. Just tried to be in position. Nobody adopted me and I used to be blessed to rating. Those sort of issues you may’t clarify. For me the one causes for these sort of issues is God. He put his hand on my head immediately and I’m feeling actually blessed.’
The Brazilian hugs supervisor Jurgen Klopp following the dramatic conclusion to the sport
The Brazilian’s father, Jose Agostinho Becker, 57, was discovered useless by a lake on the household’s ranch close to the city of Lavras do Sul in southern Brazil.
He is assumed to have gotten into difficulties after going for a swim within the lake, though he usually practiced underwater fishing and diving on the household’s nation vacation property simply over 200 miles away from their primary residence in Novo Hamburgo.
His widow Magali and son Muriel, 34, the goalkeeper of Rio de Janeiro membership Fluminense, have been among the many mourners at his funeral however Alisson was left devastated after he was unable to attend due to coronavirus journey restrictions.
‘I’ve been away from interviews for a very long time as a result of all the time once I speak about it I get emotional,’ he mentioned.
Alisson has been struck by tragedy this year, with his father Jose (proper) drowning in February
‘I need to thank all people, all of the Premier League. I acquired letters from Everton, Carlo Ancelotti, Manchester City. I need to say thanks to all people.
‘If it wasn’t for you I could not get by this. This is the way in which God loves us, by folks. The celebration, I do not know the way to rejoice.
‘Hopefully I do not want to come so many instances to the field to rating a objective!’