Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a surprising header within the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the demise in opposition to relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday.
Alisson headed residence from a nook to safe what could possibly be a treasured three factors for Liverpool of their bid to qualify for the Champions League subsequent season.
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They keep in fifth place on 63 factors from 36 video games, one behind Chelsea within the fourth and last qualification place. Leicester City are in third on 66 factors with the latter two to meet on Tuesday.
Striker Hal Robson-Kanu had scored in his first Premier League begin in three-and-a-half years to give West Brom the lead, however Mohamed Salah equalised for the guests to transfer degree with Tottenham Hotspur ahead Harry Kane on 22 Premier League targets for the season.
Both sides missed alternatives to add to their rating, nevertheless it was Alisson’s unbelievable late winner that clinched victory for the guests.
Alisson, who misplaced his father in February, is the primary Liverpool keeper to rating within the membership’s 129-year historical past as he rose highest to meet a Trent Alexander-Arnold nook.
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“The game was our season in a nutshell,” Liverpool supervisor Juergen Klopp informed Sky Sports. “We do numerous good things after which get hammered for a mistake. And then actually have to work onerous.
“We had the most effective possibilities within the final 5 or 6 minutes and we stored on taking part in soccer. In the tip we wanted Alisson to win it.
“It was an unbelievable header, I have never seen something like that. It was such good technique. I was in shock, ‘I asked, ‘is it right, did we actually score?’.”
Liverpool journey to Burnley on Wednesday after which host Crystal Palace of their last match of the season subsequent Sunday.
Tottenham hold Champions League qualification hopes alive
Tottenham Hotspur’s England striker Harry Kane scored his twenty second Premier League objective of the season to assist his aspect to a 2-0 residence win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, which boosted its bid to safe European soccer for subsequent season.
After Kane’s late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham’s second simply previous the hour to seal a victory, which lifted Ryan Mason’s workforce to sixth within the standings.
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Kane, the league’s main scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line with the England defender then additionally clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso.
Hojbjerg noticed Kane with house in behind and performed within the England captain who took the ball into the world and confirmed composure to maintain off Coady and ship a cool end previous a diving Rui Patricio.
Spurs hit the publish twice in a matter of seconds shortly after the break however lastly doubled its lead when a low drive from Gareth Bale was parried into the trail of Denmark midfielder Hojbjerg who bumped into the six-yard field to faucet the ball residence.
Wolves not often threatened and Spurs comfortably held on to transfer to 59 factors, inside 5 factors of fourth-placed Chelsea with two matches to play.