Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker publically professed his love for God after his team’s Champions League final victory.
Following Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on Saturday 1st June, Alisson, a Catholic, removed his jersey revealing a t-shirt promoting the message: ‘the cross equals love’.
The Brazilian international later took his celebrations and his profession of his Catholic faith to social media, tweeting a photo of himself raising the European Cup over his head, whilst wearing his ‘cross equals love’ t-shirt. He captioned the tweet: ‘God is love!’
The 26-year-old was a virtual bystander for 70 minutes at the Wanda Metropolitano as his side led 1-0 from an early penalty and opponents Tottenham struggled to lay a glove on Liverpool.
But with the stakes raised in the final stages Alisson pulled off a string of saves with an air of confidence which left his team-mates in no doubt a sixth European Cup was returning to Merseyside.
Alisson, who finished the Premier League season as the Golden Glove winner with 21 clean sheets, knelt on the grass and pointed to God after Divock Origi netted Liverpool’s second goal in the 87th minute, dashing Spurs’ hopes for a late equaliser.
After joining his teammates to receive his winners’ medal and lift the Champions League trophy, Alisson video called his daughter and his wife, Natalia Becker, who were unable to travel, as Mrs Becker is pregnant with the couple’s next child.
Picture: Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates his team winning the Champions League. (FrankHoermann/Sven Simon/DPA/PA).