Alisson hails character of Luis Diaz after tribute to father

Alisson Becker has voiced his support for Luis Diaz after the Liverpool winger paid an emotional tribute to his missing father following his goal against Luton.

After a week defined by family turmoil back home, Diaz came off the bench on his return to action to salvage a point for Liverpool, saving his team from humiliation at Kenilworth Road.

In his celebrations, he revealed a shirt reading "Libertad Para Papa" - translated in English as 'Freedom for Dad' - a tribute to his father, who remains missing after being abducted by guerrilla insurgency group ELN last weekend.

Many doubted whether Diaz would be included in the matchday squad this afternoon, given the trauma he had gone through in the past week. However, after asking to be included in the team, he would prove the decisive figure, heading home in stoppage time to spare Liverpool's blushes.

Strong character

In such a trying time, Alisson has praised Diaz for still wanting to do his bit for the team.

"It says a lot about his character, about his inner strength," Alisson said.

"Not many people [can] imagine what he is going [through] now, even as we are close to him, of course we are supporting him. We feel his pain but for him it's a different level.

"Football sometimes in dark moments can bring joy to people, can bring joy to somebody who is struggling. And I think football is bringing a slice of joy to Lucho at this time.

"We are together with him for whatever he needs, to take his time. He came, trained, came to the game, scored a fantastic goal for us that was really important. We are with him 100 per cent."

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