Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has broken his silence on social media following the death of his father in Brazil on Wednesday night.
Reports emerged in the early hours of Thursday morning that Jose Becker, 57, had passed away after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in Bage following a swimming incident.
It is believed he dived into the dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno and shortly went missing at around 5pm local time.
Local police and fire department search teams were sent out at around 9:30pm, but a few hours later his body was found by a friend and employee of the family estate.
Jose is understood to have influenced Alisson and his brother Muriel, who plays as a goalkeeper for Brazilian club Fluminese, as they pursued footballing careers growing up.
Fluminese, Sao Paulo and Internacional, who both brothers have played for, expressed their sadness at the news on Thursday and offered the family their full support.
And now Alisson has taken to social media to thank people for making his family “feel loved by everyone” after his father’s passing this week.
Liverpool’s No.1 posted a picture on Twitter which reads: “I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes to my beloved father!”
“Our family feels loved by everyone! May God bless each one’s life!”
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Jose played as an amateur goalkeeper in the city of Rio Grande do Sul when Alisson and Muriel were growing up, inspiring his sons to kick on and become professionals.
Alisson said back in 2018: “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 said they were “deeply saddened” by Jose’s death and requested privacy for Alisson and his family at this difficult time.
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