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Liverpool starlet Curtis Jones dedicates goal to team-mate Alisson after his father’s tragic passing

LIVERPOOL starlet Curtis Jones dedicated his goal against Sheffield United to teammate Alisson after his father’s tragic passing.

Jose Agostinho Becker, 57, drowned in a lake near his home in Lavras do Sul, Brazil, last week.

Alisson was sadly unable to attend his funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.

And the 28-year-old stopper was not involved in Sunday’s 2-0 win against the Blades at Bramall Lane.

Jones opened the scoring after 48 minutes before Kean Bryan’s 64th minute own-goal sealed the result.

Liverpool’s win ended a run of four consecutive league defeats.

And Jones paid tribute to Alisson by declaring his goal was in honour of the goalie’s late father.

Jones, 20, said: “It’s been a difficult time for me and the rest of the team.

“This goal is for Ally’s dad. If he sees this, this is for you bro.

“He’s a strong lad and a big part of the team. We miss him for sure.

“I’m dedicating my goal to him and his dad, and his family.

“It was a good team performance. I’m happy that we get the points and we can go again.

“Today was a good example of putting it all together.

“I am happy I scored and I’m happy for the rest of the team.”

The result sees sixth-place Liverpool move to within two points of a Champions League spot.

And they will be hoping their form continues against rivals Chelsea on Thursday, with the Blues just one point above them in fifth.

Liverpool finally enjoys some good fortune by defeating Sheffield United 2 nil

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