Alisson Becker ready to reprise last season’s scoring feat if Liverpool need him

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is ready to go on the attack again if necessity dictates Liverpool need a goal to keep their trophy quest on track.

The Brazilian international famously scored the winner in added time with a header from a corner at West Brom late last season, helping the Reds secure Champions League qualification.

Such has been Liverpool’s form that he hasn’t been called upon to produce similar heroics since, but with the team still chasing an unprecedented quadruple, there may be a time when he will be called upon again.

“I think if it’s necessary, it’s clear I’m going,” Alisson said. “If they call me, I go. If not, there is not problem. We have enough players to score.

“I hope it won’t be necessary, but if it is necessary, if it is the last time (to score), we will try everything we have to win the games.”

With the Carabao Cup already assured, with one foot in the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 lead over Benfica heading into the second leg at home and an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday, there is the possibility for more cutlery.

But Alisson said that while the dream of winning trophies starts at the beginning of the season, it was not a topic of discussion for the players even as the possibility edged closer to reality.

“At the beginning of the season you already start to dream, set the goals and prepare for the whole season,” he added.

“We know that football is not that easy, you just set goals and then (it’s) fine. You have to play, you face great rivals and in England it is very hard: Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, you play against the best teams in the world.

“Of course, when you get to a final and see how close you are to lifting a trophy, that’s also an important moment, but we go into every game that lies ahead with the desire to win and achieve our goals. .

“I think all the time we are not focused on the next challenge, we talk a little bit (about trophies), but we don’t need to talk too much about it.

“We are in a great club and a great club wants to do great things, it wants to achieve great goals.

“The goals are high and our main focus is to win any title that comes our way, every challenge that comes our way, so it is something that is already on our minds.”

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