‘God’s hand’ seals Reds win




Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has attributed his historic winning goal against West Bromwich Albion to being ‘blessed’ and having God ‘put his hand on my head’.

The Brazillian international, who is a committed Christian, scored a sensational injury time winner against the Baggies on Sunday evening that reignited the Reds’ bid to seal a top-four Premier League finish.

‘You can’t explain these things,’ said Alisson when talking to Sky Sports. ‘I couldn’t be happier than l am now.

‘I saw it coming and I just tried to run into a good place and to be in a good position. The ball in was brilliant and I just tried to put my head on the ball.

‘Nobody followed me. I am lucky and blessed. Some things you can’t explain. You can’t explain a lot of things in my life, the only reason is God and he put his hand on my head today and I’m feeling very blessed.’

Alisson became the first goalkeeper in Premier League history to score with a header – and the first to score a winning goal.

It was also the very first time a Liverpool goalkeeper has scored a goal in the club’s illustrious 129-year history.

The win takes Liverpool, who have endured a traumatic season by their high standards, to within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea.

‘Hopefully I don’t have to come up too many times to score,’ added the 28-year-old, who dedicated his goal to his late father, who died earlier this year.



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