Alisson sprinted the length of the field this evening to celebrate Mo Salah’s brilliant goal in front of the Kop, that confirmed Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United.
Look at Alisson sprinting to celebrate to Salah thanking for his assist. 😂😍 pic.twitter.com/XH7mfkwbBs
— Samue (@SamueILFC) January 19, 2020
But his captain Jordan Henderson didn’t have the energy after a breathtaking performance in midfield in which he covered every blade of grass during a pulsating 90 minutes.
When Salah’s shot hit the back of the net, Hendo simply dropped to his knees as Alisson tore past him! It’s a great image from another wonderful Anfield evening.
Liverpool have played 22 games in the Premier League, winning 21 and drawing just once. That’s mind-boggling.
Anfield was tense late on, despite Liverpool dominating, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side tried everything they could to get back into the game.
But in injury time, Alisson got the ball into his hands and pumped it long, with Liverpool’s Egyptian no.11 taking the ball in his stride and finishing past David de Gea with aplomb.
For the first time, the Kop declared loudly and proudly that ‘We’re gonna win the league,’ which has been held back due to its previous use and the team’s subsequent failure in 2013/14.
But with a 16-point lead, it surely looks as though the title will be heading to Merseyside for the first time in 30 years.
Virgil van Dijk had given the Reds a lead after 14 minutes with a bullet header, but the scoreline should have been worse for United before half-time after a goal was oddly ruled out by VAR for a foul on de Gea, perhaps encouraged by his manic protest.
VAR drama! 😳
Roberto Firmino thought he had doubled Liverpool's lead, but it's ruled out after a foul on David de Gea in the build-up.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 19, 2020
There’s been plenty of iconic moments throughout Liverpool’s jaw-dropping season, but perhaps none more than Alisson’s sprint at full-time.
It’ll be this that’s replayed for years to come if no.19 becomes a reality.