The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker died in Brazil while swimming in a lake on his property. Jose Becker, 57, drowned while he was swimming, local authorities confirmed.
The Caçapava do Sul Fire Department, in the state of Río Grande do Sul, on the border with Argentina and Uruguay, confirmed that the body found shortly before midnight on Wednesday belonged to the 57-year-old businessman, reported as missing since the afternoon when took a dip to swim in the dam.
The 57-year-old had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened in the southern region of the country, near the town of Rincao do Inferno on Wednesday.
According to local reports, he was reported missing to local police at 5pm before the Cacapava do Sul Fire Department later located his body during their search at 11:59pm
Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters that the death was not being treated as suspicious because ‘there was no foul play suspected.’
José Agostinho Becker was an important influence in the sports life of his children, as he served as a goalkeeper in amateur football. Thus, Alisson and Muriel began their paths defending the colors of Internacional de Porto Alegre.
Precisely, the ‘Colorado’ spoke on social media after his death. “It is with great sadness that we have received the news that José Agostinho Becker, the father of our exporters Alisson and Muriel, has passed away. Clube do Povo wishes strength to family and friends at this time of so much pain, “says a publication.
In the same vein, Fluminense also spoke out. “Fluminense Football Club deeply regrets the passing of José Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson. We wish all the friends and family all the strength ”, reads the message shared on social media.
The death of Alisson Becker’s father comes a few weeks after that of Jürgen Klopp’s mother, who was unable to attend the funeral due to restrictions on flights between the UK and Germany.
The businessman, who was also a goalkeeper for amateur clubs in Rio Grande do Sul, was with sport fishing friends at his country house in the municipality of Lavras do Sul, 320 kilometers from Porto Alegre, the regional capital.
Becker disappeared when he was swimming in the Rincao do Inferno dam, a tourist site of rock formation of the Camaquá River that passes through his property, and his body was rescued by a friend and an employee of the country house.
The International, a club in which Alisson played before making the move to Europe, also confirmed the death of his father.
The news of the death of Jose Becker certainly adds to the misery of Alisson’s current season. Already criticized for a series of blunders this season that have made Liverpool worse off, Alisson has to lose his 57-year-old father.
On the Twitter timeline, many Liverpool fans sent their condolences to the 28-year-old man.