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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Hal Robson-Kanu (15')
  • Mohamed Salah (33')
  • Alisson (90'+5')

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson grabs last-gasp winner at West Brom to keep top-four hopes alive

Goalkeeper Alisson scored a last-gasp winner to boost Liverpool's chances of Champions League qualification with a 2-1 win at West Brom on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah cancelled out Hal Robson-Kanu's opener in the first half, but Alisson grabbed a header from a corner to score in extra time and close the gap on fourth-place Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp's side remain in fifth place but are now a point behind Chelsea with two games to go.

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Before the match, Klopp announced that Diogo Jota will miss the rest of the campaign with a foot injury while Mane apologised for snubbing his handshake after the win at Manchester United.

West Brom took the lead after 15 minutes when Robson-Kanu produced a fine curling finish past Alisson, scoring in his first Premier League start since 2017.

Mane should have equalised less than 10 minutes later but his close-range effort went past the post.

Liverpool did level the score after 32 minutes after Salah's strike from outside of the area found the bottom corner.

The visitors came close to a second moments later, but Roberto Firmino's shot rattled the crossbar.

Mane thought he had put Liverpool ahead four minutes after the break, but his goal was ruled out for offside.

Just before the hour mark, Salah found himself on the end of a swift counterattack, but his shot was saved by Sam Johnstone.

After 71 minutes, Kyle Bartley's goal was ruled out by VAR with Matt Phillips adjudged to be in front of Alisson.

Liverpool had chances late on, but Trent Alexander-Arnold blazed over from close range and Johnstone saved well from Thiago.

But in the 94th minute, Alisson came up and grabbed a stunning winner from a corner to keep Liverpool in the race for the top four.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 14 +27 33
2 Manchester City 14 +21 32
3 Liverpool 14 +31 31
4 West Ham United 14 +8 24
5 Arsenal 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton 14 -7 15
17 Watford 14 -7 13
18 Burnley 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7