Alisson has thanked those who have shown their support after his father passed away in Brazil on Wednesday, with Liverpool and former Red Raheem Sterling among those to have sent messages to the goalkeeper.

Jose Becker was found dead around midnight on Wednesday after tragically drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil, local police said.

Alisson is mourning the death of his father, Jose

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Alisson is mourning the death of his father, Jose

The 57-year-old was reported missing at around 5pm local time after jumping into the dam on his property, near the town of Rincao do Inferno.

Police and the fire department were called to the scene and Mr Becker’s body was found late in the evening.

Local authorities have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious, and no foul play is suspected.

A number of Brazil’s top clubs on Thursday morning offered their condolences to the goalkeeper, the country’s number one, and his family.

And Liverpool issued a message of support to the player later on Thursday as the tragic news was confirmed, with a host of Premier League players – including former Red Raheem Sterling – and clubs also adding their condolences.

Fluminense – where Alisson’s brother, Muriel, currently plays – wished the Becker family strength, while Sao Paulo and Internacional also posted messages of support to the goalkeepers.

“The Fluminense Football Club deeply regrets the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson,” posted Fluminense on Twitter.

“We wish all friends and family all the strength.”

Internacional, where both Alisson and Muriel began their professional careers, tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of José Agostinho Becker, father of our former goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel.

“Clube do Povo wishes strength to family and friends in this moment of so much pain.”

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Late on Thursday night, Alisson released a statement on social media thanking those who have shown him support.

“I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes yo my beloved father,” wrote the goalkeeper.

“Our family feels loved by everyone! God bless each one’s life!”

Jose Becker was a big inspiration for both of his sons, having played as a goalkeeper himself at amateur level in Brazil.

And speaking in 2018, the Liverpool No.1 revealed how he was influenced by his father: “I have a family of goalkeepers.

“My father played for his work team, my mother played handball in school, and my grandfather played in amateur football.

“And after all this, came my brother playing and then I started to like it, too.”

Liverpool’s next game comes again Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday. The club have yet to comment on whether Alisson will be involved.


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