Diogo Jota says 'incredible moment' was the highlight of Liverpool's 2021
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Diogo Jota says 'incredible moment' was 2021 highlight for Liverpool

Diogo Jota believes Liverpool had a clear standout moment in 2021. That Alisson Becker goal is one that will live long in the memory.

2021 was a very up-and-down year for Liverpool as a whole. We watched them completely collapse to kick the year off, losing their incredible home record to tumble down the table.

The Reds then turned things around to secure an unlikely third-place finish before regrouping in the summer. Now Liverpool sit in third with hopes of a title challenge, having put in some sensational performances already.

So there’s been a lot to talk about, in short. It’s been a 2021 to remember but despite all the chaos, there is undoubtedly a standout moment – according to Diogo Jota, anyway.

Diogo Jota on the standout Liverpool moment of 2021

“For the team, I could say Alisson’s goal [against West Bromwich Albion in May],” said Jota, per Liverpoolfc.com. “The header was obviously an incredible moment and incredibly important.”

It wasn’t just one of the best moments of 2021 but one of the best Liverpool moments full-stop. Well, best moments that didn’t deliver a trophy, anyway.

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Alisson shocked the football world with his goal, striking in the last minute against WBA to hand Liverpool a valuable point. Without that point, the Reds likely don’t finish in the top four. It put Champions League qualification in their hands and, fortunately, they held onto it.

The reception around football to the goal was extraordinary, with Jurgen Klopp declaring that he’d never watched a goal more often directly after the game. And with everything that happened in Alisson’s personal life in 2021, it was an emotional, incredible moment that we may never see again.

So we definitely agree with Jota here. Alisson scoring an important goal was a once-in-a-lifetime moment and one we’ll remember forever, in all honesty.

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