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Alisson Scores at the Death to Keep Liverpool’s Champions League hopes Alive

Liverpool left it late to claim all three points at the Hawthorns as goalkeeper, Alisson became the first Liverpool goalkeeper in the club’s famed history to score a goal.

It was the 95th minute and Liverpool’s hopes of silently sliding into the top four either at the expense of Leicester or Chelsea were all but gone. Boom, came the corner kick, and the Brazilian goalkeeper sprinted the length of the green to join.

West Bromwich Albion defenders went marking everyone but the keeper, and with all the time in the world, he powerfully directed Trent Alexander Arnold’s delivery into the net to give Liverpool the lead at the death.

It was the first time the Merseysiders scored from a corner kick since December when they took on Tottenham.

Earlier in the game, Hal Robson Kanu had given Sam Allardyce’s men the lead in the 15th minute, before Salah pulled Liverpool level on the 33rd minute.

As it would be expected from Big Sam, his side sat back and defended as if their lives depended on it, evidenced by their being reduced to just 193 passes all game, compared to Liverpool’s 688.

Liverpool, with 63 points, now sits just a point behind fourth placed Chelsea who have 64 points, and who are set to play Leicester City- the team that beat them on Saturday in the FA Cup Final.

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