Father of Liverpool goalkeeper drowns in Brazil


Brazil police authorities have confirmed that the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home on Wednesday.

Jose Becker had been swimming at a dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno and was declared missing around 5pm local time on Wednesday.

The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul sent a team to assist in the search, and it located the body of the 57-year-old at 11:59pm.

No foul play was suspected.

Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper in 2019. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense.

Internacional, whom both brothers played for, tweeted their condolences.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker’s death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club said.

Liverpool are next scheduled to play Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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