Tributes as Liverpool keeper's son loses leukaemia fight
Published 11:49 20/11/11 By MirrorFootball
Liverpool have paid tribute after reserve keeper Brad Jones' son Luca died of leukaemia on Friday aged just five.
The club released a statement reading: "The thoughts of everybody at LFC are with Brad, his partner Dani, and their family and friends at this very sad time."
Team-mate Lucas Leiva added on Twitter: "My condolences to Brad Jones nd his family at this very difficult time. R.I.P Luca."
Jones responded by Tweeting: "Thank you all so much for your messages. YNWA."
Everton star Tim Cahill, a member of the Australian team Jones had to quit on the eve of last year's World Cup when Luca's illness was diagnosed, wrote on Twitter: "Thoughts and prayers to Brad Jones and family. Rest in peace Luca u beautiful Angel."
Jones joined Middlesbrough in 1999 and moved to Anfield last year. He was recently on loan at Derby.
Boro legend Bernie Slaven Tweeted: "Please pray for ex Boro keeper Brad Jones and his family during this difficult period ."