Friday, 26 February 2021 08:34

Staff Reporter.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has thanked supporters for their messages and tributes to his father, who died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday.

Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected.

Brazilian club Internacional, who both Alisson and his brother Muriel played for, tweeted 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.

In an Instagram story, Alisson Becker wrote: "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!"

Alisson began his career at Internacional before joining Roma in 2016. He moved to Liverpool, where he has established himself as one of the world's best keepers, two years later.

The 28-year-old has been a regular for Liverpool since joining the club, helping them to win the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup in that time.

He has also won 44 caps for Brazil and was named FIFA Best Men's Goalkeeper in 2019.