This comes after Pearce made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the Merseyside club, including their recent victory at The Hawthorns.
On the subject of what happened in the dressing room after the game that saw Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker score a last-gasp winner from a corner in the last seconds of the match against Sam Allardyce’s side, Pearce had this to say on the matter after speaking with Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg. (21.34)
He said: “It was interesting, speaking to Achterberg because I was asking him, what were the scenes like afterwards, he said, well, obviously, initially, it was absolute euphoria, a massive roar, accompanying Allison’s return to the dressing room after he’d done all his media duties, and the players looking on their phones and showing him all the funny gifs and everything else that people have done, his face superimposed on Christ the Redeemer.
“But he said within half an hour, it was very much, ‘right, it’s all about Turf Moor on Wednesday,’ because Liverpool haven’t won anything, there’s nothing to bask in the glory of yet, they’ve just kept themselves in the race.
“There certainly wasn’t any wild party on the coach. I actually drove past the team coach on the M6 coming back [on Sunday] and it all looked pretty quiet on there.”
The Baggies took the lead through Hal Robson-Kanu after just 15 minutes before Mohamed Salah managed to score an equaliser before Alisson’s dramatic winner right at the death ultimately secured the three points for Liverpool.
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Given how Alisson managed to score the winner against the relegated Baggies with basically the last action of the game, it’s understandable why the dressing room would have been buzzing straight after the game.
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However, with Liverpool having just two games left to play until the season ends and two opportunities to secure their place in the top four so they will be in the Champions League next season, it’s good to hear that everyone in the dressing room was focused on their next match against Burnley. That focus might pay off for the Reds.