There was a touching moment following Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sheffield as Curtis Jones dedicated his goal to Alisson and his father, who died aged 57 last week.
Jose Becker was found dead at midnight on Wednesday after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in Brazil.
As a result, Adrian replaced the grieving Alisson at Bramall Lane on Sunday as the champions ended a poor run of four consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
Aaron Ramsdale managed to keep the Reds out going into half-time but Jones found the net in the 48th-minute before Roberto Firmino’s effort deflected in off Kean Bryan to extend their lead.
Jurgen Klopp’s side kept hold of their two-goal advantage to secure the win and Jones sent a heartfelt message to Alisson in his post-match interview.
‘I think it’s been a difficult time for myself and the rest of the team but I’m happy that I got on the scoresheet,’ the young Liverpool star – who was handed the man of the match award, told Sky Sports.
‘I’d like to take this time to say that this goal is 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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Jones said Liverpool will ‘miss’ Alisson while the Brazilian keeper takes a step away from football to mourn his loss.
He added: ‘He’s a strong lad, a big part of the team, of course. ‘He’s not here today but we miss him for sure and I’d like to take this time to dedicate my goal to him and his dad and the rest of his family.’
Alisson and his family received several messages of support after Wednesday’s awful news and he took to Twitter to thank everyone on Friday.
‘I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes to my beloved father!’ he said. ‘Our family feels loved by everyone! May God bless each one’s life.’