Tearful Liverpool hero Alisson says he hopes late father saw his amazing headed winner in emotional interview
TEARFUL Alisson says he hoped his late father was watching as the Liverpool keeper headed an astonishing stoppage-time winner at West Brom.
After stealing forward to nod the Reds one point off the top four from a corner, the Brazilian's first thoughts in an emotional post-match interview were for tragic Jose Agostinho Becker.
Becker Senior drowned aged just 57 at a lake on the family ranch in Brazil three months ago.
But Alisson is certain his dad is "celebrating' after the 28=year-old became the first Liverpool keeper EVER to score a competitive goal.
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."
Victory maintained the Reds' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, having won the Prem last season by 18 points.
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And Alisson added: "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."
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