Jurgen Klopp writes emotional message to grieving Goalkeeper Alisson Becker

Jose Becker passed away last week after drowning in a lake near their holiday home in Brazil and awful and tragic moment for the Becker family. Jurgen Klopp has wrote a lovely message to the Liverpool number one in goals in his programme notes ahead of Liverpool’s game against Chelsea on Thursday.

“So to the most difficult sentences I have written in this publication since I arrived here,” he said. “I refer of course to our goalkeeper Alisson Becker. It’s been almost impossible to speak about it in public, to be honest – just too hard. But maybe I can write it better.

“The world has experienced too much loss recently. We have other members of our club who have suffered it. In the city of Liverpool, throughout this country and around the globe, too many have had to deal with the agony of losing a person they love so much. Bereavement is too common just now.

“But for Ali, our wonderful, loving, soulful team-mate, this was truly tragic. No one really has the words to explain what they feel in these moments, I know I’m not adequate.

“So instead I wish to tell Alisson how much this team and this club loves him and his family. The greatest tribute possible to Alisson’s father is the person his son is and has become. He honours him every day in his life.

“We must give Ali as much time as he needs and we must give him space in the appropriate moment also. Our supporters should know that he feels their love and compassion.

“Ali has the strongest faith of anyone I’ve ever met, so he knows they will be together again to celebrate all the new special memories he creates from now on.”

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