Alisson Becker: Father of Liverpool goalkeeper drowns in southern Brazil

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker’s father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday,” Liverpool stated on its Twitter feed. The ideas of everyone at the club are with @Alissonbecker and the Becker household at this exceptionally unfortunate and tough time.”

“He [the father] was fishing and drowned,” Allison’s manager Zé Maria Neiss told CNN Brasil. “The household remains in shock.”

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.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (R) and brother Muriel (L) with father Jose Becker (2-R).

Authorities contacted the regional fire brigade, according to CNN Brasil. CNN has actually connected to regional cops for remark.

Alisson’s brother Muriel is also a professional footballer — and goalkeeper — and his Brazilian club Fluminense posted their condolences on Twitter.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.