Top 30 Premier League moments: No. 8 - Alisson scores incredible season-saving goal
To celebrate the 30th season of the Premier League, we are counting down and ranking our top 30 moments in Premier League history and this week Liverpool’s Alisson takes center stage.
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That’s right, yours truly, Joe Prince-Wright, has selected the top 30 moments in PL history.
This is not only a huge honor, but also a huge headache. How on earth do you condense 30 seasons of magic into 30 individual moments!?
Well, we did it.
How will our Premier League top 30 moments work?
Before each matchweek from now until the end of the 2021-22 season we will unveil the latest moment, as we count down the top moments in PL history from 30 to 1.
From incredible goals to late title drama and emotional sendoffs to legendary players dazzling awe-inspired crowds, we’re going to celebrate and rank the best moments this wonderful league has produced.
Click on the video above to see number 8, as below we focus on Alisson’s incredible goal to save Liverpool’s season.
Premier League Top 30 moments: Number 8 - Alisson scores legendary last-gasp goal
After Liverpool had battled through injuries to star players throughout the 2020-21 season, Jurgen Klopp’s side were drawing at already-relegated West Brom and their top four hopes appeared to be in tatters with just one week of the season to go.
Then, in the 95th minute, they got a corner.
Goalkeeper Alisson came up for it and flicked home a powerful, majestic header to not only score the first-ever goal by a Liverpool goalkeeper, but it was also the most significant goal from a goalkeeper in Premier League history. There have been a few goals from goalkeepers over the years (Peter Schmeichel, Tim Howard and Brad Friedel to name a few) but this was the best and most important.
Add in that Alisson had been struggling with form and injuries all season and had recently suffered the tragic death of his father back in Brazil, and the emotions poured out of the Liverpool goalkeeper after the goal and at the full time whistle.
This is a moment anyone who was watching this game will never, ever forget. Oh, and it made the difference as Liverpool ended up finishing in the top four thanks to this goal. What can’t Alisson do?
Top 30 list
30: Dennis Bergkamp’s brilliant hat trick
29: Newcastle’s amazing comeback from 4-0 down
28: Heung-min Son’s stunning solo goal
27: Thierry Henry’s incredible volley v. Man United
26: Late drama in epic Manchester derby
25: Olivier Giroud scores sensational scorpion kick goal
24: Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira clash in tunnel
23: West Brom’s epic ‘Great Escape’ from relegation
22: Paolo Di Canio’s stunning scissor volley
21: Blackburn Rovers win title on final day
20: Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunning free kick
19: Kevin Keegan’s infamous rant
18: Chelsea win first-ever PL title, first league title in 50 years
17: David Beckham scores amazing goal from halfway line
16: Heart-wrenching Steven Gerrard slip costs Liverpool title
15: Manchester United, Arsenal clash in ‘Battle of the Buffet’
14: Wayne Rooney, 16, scores amazing goal: ‘Remember the name’
13: Eric Cantona scores incredible chip, then delivers iconic celebration
12: Sheikh Mansour buys Manchester City, as new era arrives
11: Alan Shearer breaks Newcastle’s all-time scoring record
10: Sir Alex Ferguson bids farewell, calls time on legendary coaching career
9: Liverpool win first Premier League trophy, first league title in 30 years
8: Goalkeeper Alisson scores dramatic season-saving goal