Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker‘s father, Jose Agostinho Becker, has died in what reports say was a drowning accident in Lavras do Sul, Brazil.
A police inspector told Reuters that the 57-year-old Becker had been swimming at a dam on his property and no foul play was suspected.
“I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes to my beloved father,” Alisson said on Twitter. “Our family feels loved by everyone.”
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) February 25, 2021
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.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker’s father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday.
The thoughts of everybody at the club are with @Alissonbecker and the Becker family at this incredibly sad and difficult time ❤️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 25, 2021
Alisson’s former club Internacional, as well as fellow Brazilian side Fluminense, where his brother Muriel plays, have also expressed their sadness.