Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker died Wednesday while swimming in a lake in Lavras do Sul in Brazil, local police said. José Agostinho Becker, 57, was reported as missing for hours prior to the announcement as he disappeared in what is being described as a “dam.”a man holding a football ball: FEBRUARY 20: Alisson of Liverpool looks dejected after conceding a second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on February 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.

Becker was reported missing around 5 p.m. local time, with search teams from the local police department and fire department going out around 9:30 p.m. Less than a couple hours later, Becker’s body was found by a friend and employee of the family estate.

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 Fluminense out of Brazil.

Their father reportedly had a strong influence on his sons growing up as they pursued their passion as goalkeepers. Jose served as an amateur goalkeeper in the city of Rio Grande do Sul when the two children were younger. Professional Brazilian side Internacional, who both brothers played for, tweeted its condolences.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of José Agostinho Becker, father of our former goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club tweeted in Portuguese. “Clube do Povo wishes strength to family and friends in this moment of so much pain.

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