Alisson: Liverpool goalkeeper’s father dies in tragic accident in Brazil

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker after a tragic accident in Brazil. 

Local media report that 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker had drowned after going for a swim on his property in the city of Lavras do Sul, in the south of the country. 

Police confirmed the body of man was found on Wednesday night. No foul play is suspected.

Brazilian club Fluminense said on social media that they were deeply sorry for Jose’s death. Alisson’s brother, Muriel, is a goalkeeper at Fluminense. 

Internacional, where both Alisson and Muriel played, also offered condolences. 

The 28-year-old Alisson played at Internacional between 2013 and 2016 before he joined Roma. He left Roma after two seasons to join Liverpool. 

Alisson, who was a started for his national team at the 2018 World Cup, won the Champions League and the Premier League with Liverpool. 

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