Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson's dad died from drowning, autopsy confirms


Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s dad died from drowning, an autopsy has confirmed.

A preliminary post-mortem has also ruled out any signs of violence.

A routine police investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker’s tragic death on Wednesday afternoon in a lake on the family’s ranch near the town of Lavras do Sul in southern Brazil.

Police chief Andre de Mattos confirmed several people, thought to include friends and employees of the property who started a search when his family raised the alarm, had been questioned.

But he declined to say whether the real estate broker was on his own when the tragedy occurred.



Alisson and Jose Becker
Alisson and Jose Becker

He told local media authorities wanted to “analyse in greater depth” the circumstances leading to Mr Becker’s death.

Tests on tissue samples are now expected to take place to help police ascertain why he might have got into difficulties in the water.

The dad-of-two is thought to have disappeared after going for a swim in the lake, although he often practised underwater fishing and diving at the family’s country holiday property just over 200 miles away from their main home in Novo Hamburgo.

Alisson, 28, reportedly had to abandon plans to fly to Brazil for his father’s funeral after a desperate attempt to find ways around Covid restrictions.

His brother Muriel, 34, the goalkeeper of Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense, has travelled to his family’s home city for the wake and funeral.

The Liverpool goalie said in a post in English and Portuguese on his official Twitter account overnight: “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.”

His club wrote on their website: “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.”

Muriel’s club Fluminense wrote in a statement: “Fluminense deeply regrets the death of Jose Agostinho Becker, father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson. We wish all friends and family all the strength.”





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