Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns

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Jose Becker, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has drowned in a lake in Brazil
Jose Becker, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has drowned in a lake in Brazil
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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 near the town of Rincao do Inferno and was declared missing around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul sent a team to assist in the search, and it located the body at 11:59 p.m., authorities told ESPN Brazil. 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.

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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.