After 4 consecutive defeats in the Premier League, Liverpool won again (0-2 on Sunday at Sheffield United’s home) and dedicated it to their goalkeeper Alisson Becker, whose father, Jose Becker, died on Wednesday in Lavras do Sul ( Brazil). A minute’s silence was observed at Bramall Lane in memory of the goalkeeper’s father. The dedications of Curtin Jones, author of the first goal of the ‘reds’, and Adrián, who replaced Alisson and gave his teammate the ‘clean sheet’ (match without conceding any goal) were very special. Alisson thanked them both.
Liverpool, champions of the Premier League, continue 6th in this edition, 19 points behind the leader, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The ‘red’ team is separated by 2 from the Champions League and West Ham, 4th (who lost 2-1 to the ‘citizens’ on Saturday). Those of Jürgen Klopp are just one behind Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, 5th and who they receive this Thursday.
“I would like to take the opportunity to say that this goal is for Ali’s father. Rest in peace. And if Ali sees this, he goes for you, brother, “said Jones in statements to the Sky Sports channel. The medium also dedicated the goal to the goalkeeper through social networks. It was Liverpool’s first goal against Sheffield United. Then came Kean Bryan’s own goal.
Adrián, who in the absence of Alisson defended Liverpool’s goal, dedicated the victory and the ‘clean sheet’ (match without conceding a bit) to his teammate, whose father drowned last Wednesday.
Klopp believes that on Thursday against Sheffield United Alisson, Fabinho and Diogo Jota (who on Sunday could not be on the bench, reappearing after his injury, due to illness) may be back in the team.