Liam’s dad Barry made the emotional trip to Amsterdam, with other son Marc, 25, on Tuesday to bring his son home.
Barry, 52, of Killingworth, Newcastle, said: “We’re pleased to finally have him back in England.
“We travelled to Amsterdam to bring him home and he was on the same flight.
“We are pleased to have him near home now and it has brought us some closure.”
John Alder’s body is yet to be identified.
Barry said: “I have met with the club and everybody has been so lovely. I can’t fault what Mike Ashley and the club are doing for us.”
Newcastle United have announced plans for a memorial garden, named The Alder Sweeney Memorial Garden, to be created in honour of Liam and John.
The club also announced a new community award to be named after the pair and an on-pitch tribute at Newcastle’s first home game against Manchester City.