Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s father, Jose Becker, died in a tragic accident on Wednesday. Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police said.

57-year-old Jose Becker had swum on a dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno and was declared missing around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Cacapava do Sul fire department sent a team to help with the search and they located the body at 11:59 p.m., authorities told ESPN Brazil. No foul play was suspected.

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

Internacional, for which both brothers played, 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,” said the club.