David De Gea sends emotional message to Alisson Becker after Liverpool goalkeeper’s dad dies
David De Gea sends emotional message to Alisson Becker after Liverpool goalkeeper’s dad dies after drowning in a lake in Southern Brazil.
- counterpart Alisson Becker over his father's death
- Jose Becker, 57, was found dead Wednesday after tragically drowning in a lake near his holiday residence in Brazil
- He was reported missing earlier in the day before the fire department found his body in the evening
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has sent an emotional message to his Liverpool counterpart Alisson Becker following the tragic death of the Brazilian's father.
Jose Becker, 57, was found dead on Wednesday evening only hours after he was reported missing near his holiday residence in Southern Brazil.
He had gone swimming in a lake near his holiday residence which is close to the town of Rincao do Inferno in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Mirror Sport reveals that the local police aren't treating his passing as suspicious.
Alisson had in the past revealed how big of an influence his father had on his career and on his decision of becoming a goalkeeper.
“I have a family of goalkeepers,” he said 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, my brother came playing and then I started to like it, too.”
De Gea sends emotional message to Alisson following his father's death
The Spain international, who has faced Alisson numerous times on the field, wrote on his Twitter account earlier today: “We are all with you.”
We are all with you pic.twitter.com/mLG2noMpXO
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) February 25, 2021
His Tweet came after the official Liverpool Twitter account posted a picture of the club's goalkeeper with the caption: “You'll Never Walk Alone, Alisson”.
Local rivals and neighbors Everton also expressed their solidarity with the Brazilian, with the Toffees official Twitter account tweeting: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Everton are with Alisson Becker and his family following the tragic news of the death of his father, Jose Becker . “