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News24.com | Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson’s father dies after drowning

Alisson Becker (Getty Images)

Alisson Becker (Getty Images)

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has died after drowning in a Brazilian lake.

Jose Becker went swimming at his holiday home when the incident happened.

He was 57-years-old.

Local police confirmed the death and revealed that no foul play was suspected.

Meanwhile, Brazilian club Internacional, who both Alisson and his brother Muriel played for, took to social media to share their condolences.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker’s death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club said.

Liverpool signed Alisson in 2018 for a then record £66.8m for a goalkeeper.

The Brazilian shot stopper has quickly become an intergal part of Jurgen Klopp’s charges.

The 28-year-old has gone on to make 114 appearances for the Reds and has won the Champions League and Premier League.

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