Alisson Becker: Father of Liverpool goalkeeper drowns in Brazil

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson
Alisson was voted Fifa Best Men's Goalkeeper in 2019

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker's father, Jose Agostinho Becker, has died aged 57 in Brazil.

Local police inspector Doroteo Machado Filho said Becker drowned at a dam near his holiday home in Lavras do Sul.

"I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes to my beloved father," Alisson said on Twitterexternal-link. "Our family feels loved by everyone."

Liverpool said they are "deeply saddened" by the death and asked for privacy for Alisson and his family.

"The thoughts of everybody at the club are with Alisson and the Becker family at this incredibly sad and difficult time," the Premier League champions tweeted.

Alisson's former club Internacional, as well as fellow Brazilian side Fluminense, where his brother Muriel plays, have also expressed their sadness.

Alisson's Liverpool team-mates Adrian and Virgil van Dijk both expressed their support on Instagram, the former writing: "We are all with you hermano."

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea also posted his condolences.

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