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Curtis Jones Dedicated His Goal Against Sheffield United To Alisson Becker And His Late Father

Curtis Jones Dedicated His Goal Against Sheffield United To Alisson Becker And His Late Father

Curtis Jones dedicated his goal against Sheffield United to Alisson Becker and his late father.

The Liverpool youngster opened the scoring early on in the second half of a 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane as Jurgen Klopp's side got back to winning ways.

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Last week, No.1 goalkeeper Alisson received the awful news that his father had died after drowning in a lake in southern Brazil.

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Jose Becker, 58, had been swimming at a dam near his holiday home in Lavras do Sul, not too far from the town of Rincao do Inferno.

The former Roma player was understandably allowed time to grieve and so missed Sunday night's fixture. But Jones showed his class in his post-match interview by dedicating the goal to the Becker family.

"It's been a difficult time for myself and the rest of the team, but I'm happy that I got on the scoresheet," Jones told Sky Sports.

"I'd like to take this time to say that it's for Ali's dad, actually. So may he rest in peace and if Ali sees this, this is for you bro.

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"He's a strong lad, a big part of the team of course. He's not there today, but we miss him for sure and I'd like to take this time to dedicate my goal to him, his dad and the rest of his family."

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alisson is set to miss his father's funeral.

It was reported by talkSPORT that Alisson was 'trying desperately' to get back to his native country but with Brazil currently a 'red-listed' country by the UK government, the 28-year-old would've been forced to quarantine for 10 days upon his return.

His wife, Natalia, is also heavily pregnant.

According to the Daily Mail, not being able to attend his father's send-off is "tearing him apart".

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Topics: Liverpool, Curtis Jones, Football, Sheffield United, Alisson Becker

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