Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has lost his father after a diving accident near his holiday home in southern Brazil.
ESPN reports that the 57-year-old Jose Becker had been swimming at a dam on his property and was initially reported missing on Wednesday evening with the fire department sending out a team to assist in the search.
Unluckily, the body was recovered around midnight and according to the police, there was no foul play suspected. It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian is given a compassionate leave so that he can be with his family in this time of need.
Liverpool is yet to release a statement on the same but Alisson’s former club Internacional tweeted their condolences earlier.
The news comes days after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his mother but was not allowed to attend her funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions.
Just heard the news about Alisson’s dad losing his life. May he rest in peace ❤️— ⚡️🇧🇼 (@Priceless_Silva) February 25, 2021
I hope the Becker family get all the love and support they need at this difficult time. Some things are bigger than football pic.twitter.com/37DvwigU6t
Com muito pesar, o São Paulo FC recebe a triste notícia da morte de José Agostinho Becker, pai dos goleiros Alisson e Muriel. Nossas condolências e solidariedade aos dois atletas e a seus familiares. Muita força e muita luz neste momento.— São Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) February 25, 2021