Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Published on Feb 25, 2021 11:19 AM IST

Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected.

Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson looks down at the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool.(AP)
Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson looks down at the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool.(AP)
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The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police said.

Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. 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, who 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.

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