Alisson Becker: Liverpool goalkeeper grateful for tributes to ‘beloved’ late father

Tom Doyle
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<p>Alisson: “Our family feels loved by everyone.”</p> (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Alisson: “Our family feels loved by everyone.”

(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and his family have thanked those who paid tribute to his “beloved father”, who died in Brazil.

It is understood Jose Agostinho Becker, 57, drowned after going for a swim on his property in Lavras do Sul.

Alisson said in a post in both English and Portuguese on his official Twitter account: "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's club had earlier offered its condolences to the player and his family in a statement.

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It said: "Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker's father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday.

"The thoughts of everybody at the club are with Alisson and the Becker family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

"The club requests that the media respects the privacy of Alisson and his family during this time."

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Alisson's team-mates Adrian and Virgil Van Dijk both took to Instagram to express their support, with the former writing: "We are all with you hermano."

David De Gea, goalkeeper with arch-rivals Manchester United, posted a picture on Twitter of the two of them embracing after a game with the words: "We are all with you."

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Brazilian club Fluminense, where Alisson's brother Muriel currently plays, said on Twitter: "Fluminense Football Club deeply regret the passing of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson. We wish all strength to his friends and family."

Liverpool's next match is away to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Additional reporting by PA.