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Goalkeeper to goalscorer

Just as Liverpool's Champions League chances looked virtually over, goalkeeper Alisson Becker went up in the 95th minute and powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner to clinch a 2-1 win against West Brom on Sunday.

The Brazil international dedicated his dramatic last-minute headed winner to his late father. He said, "I'm too emotional, this last month for everything that has happened with me and my family, but football is my life, I played for 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."

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After Alisson Becker's stunning goal, his manager Jurgen Klopp declared: "It's the best goal I've ever seen scored by a goalkeeper! "

The Liverpool number 1 joined an exclusive list of six goalkeepers to have scored in the Premier League. But Alisson became the first keeper to score a header and the winner in 29-year history of the competition.

Peter Schmeichel (Shot in the box, 2001), Brad Friedel (Shot in the box, 2004), Paul Robinson (Own half, 2007), Tim Howard (Own half, 2012), and Asmir Begovic (Own half, 2013) are the five goalkeepers who scored before Liverpool's Alisson in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old also became the first-ever goalkeeper to score in Liverpool's 129-year history.

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