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Fluminense have expressed their condolences after the death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker (Phil Noble/PA)

Fluminense have expressed their condolences after the death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker (Phil Noble/PA)

Fluminense have expressed their condolences after the death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker (Phil Noble/PA)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is set to suffer a double heartache following the tragic death of his father in Brazil.

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.

With no direct flights from the UK to Brazil currently permitted due to Covid-19 restrictions, Alisson now faces the heartache of missing his father's funeral, which is set to take place in the coming days.

This is a repeat of the story that struck Jurgen Klopp and his family last month, as he was unable to attend the funeral of his mother Elisabeth following her passing in January.

Alisson has spoken about the impact his father had on his career, with his brother Muriel, 34, also a goalkeeper at Brazilian club Fluminense.

"I have a family of goalkeepers," Alisson told the Liverpool website in 2018.

"My father played for his work team, my mother played handball in school, and my grandfather played in amateur football. And after all this, came my brother playing and then I started to like it, too.

"I started to watch him training and then started feeling passion for the position. It’s in my blood, it’s in my family, so I started to follow them and to play in goal."

Fluminense have expressed their condolences following the death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Reports in Brazil say that 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker drowned after going for a swim on his property in Lavras do Sul.

Fluminense 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 have yet to comment on the incident, with manager Jurgen Klopp's next press conference scheduled for Friday.

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