Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s Father Drowns In Brazil

 

Father of Liverpool’s shot-stopper, Alisson Becker, has reportedly drowned in a lake near his holiday home in Brazil.

Jose Becker, who had been swimming at a dam on his property was reported missing to local police on Wednesday evening.

The 53-year-old’s body was later discovered after a thorough search by the Cacapava do Sul Fire Department later at 11:59 pm

Police authorities in the town of Lavras do Sul, have told media sources that no foul play was suspected and as such will be treated as an accident.

Jose was a goalkeeper himself at the amateur level, representing Rio Grande do Sul, and provided a great influence on his sons.

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 20, 2021.
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Brazilian club giants, Sao Paulo took to their Twitter account to sympathise with Alisson and his younger brother which reads

“With much regret, Sao Paulo FC receives the sad news of the death of Jose  Agostinho Becker. father of goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel.Our condolences and solidarity with the two athletes and their families.A lot of strength and a lot of light right now.”

 

Fliminesze FC, the club side of Alisson’s elder brother, Muriel Becker also sent out their condolences via their Twitter platform

“The Fluminese Football Club deeply regrets the passing of Jose Agostinho Becker father of goalkeepers Muriel and Alisson. We wish all the strength to friends and family.”

 

Alisson, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, joined Liverpool from AS Roma in a record-breaking deal worth £67 million in the summer of 2018.

Klopp Defends Allison After Disastrous Performance Against Man City

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker reacts after conceding their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 7, 2021.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come to the defence of goalkeeper Alisson Becker after two crucial mistakes gifted the Manchester City side victory at Anfield.

Alisson was guilty of two misplaced passes in a space of three minutes which allowed Gundogan to grab a second goal after Mohammed Salah had restored parity from the penalty spot and then Raheem Sterling to make it 3-1.

”We made two massive mistakes, everyone saw them 3-1 down in a game that we were even for a long time and you’re really down, it’s tough to take and then there’s a genius situation where they scored the fourth goal,” Klopp said in a post-match interview.

 

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 7, 2021. Manchester City won the game 4-1.
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The German though reluctant to speak on the Brazilian’s errors that cost his side the game blamed it on the shot-stopper having cold feet

”We can’t hide them (the Alisson mistakes), we don’t have to talk around it. It’s true as well. We didn’t give a lot of options, especially in the first goal. In the second goal he just mishit the ball,” he said

“There’s no real reason, maybe he had cold feet. It sounds funny but could be.”

While saddened by the match outcome, he insisted there were a lot of positives to take from the Reds’ performance.

”Really good football, I see in your eyes, you see it differently. I really liked it, we were playing really good football against City,” he said.

City’s 4-1 victory moves them to 50 points from 22 games played, five more than second-placed Manchester United who have played a game more.

The win ended a seventeen-year winless record at Anfield which saw Nicholas Anelka net a brace against the then Gérard  Houllier’s side.

Liverpool are now 10 points behind City in fourth spot and next face Leicester City as they hope to get back to winning ways.

Alisson Ruled Out Of Liverpool’s Atletico Showdown

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker waits to receive medical attention during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 9, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid after suffering a hip injury.

Alisson sustained the muscle problem in training this week and was sidelined for Liverpool’s FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Chelsea on Tuesday.

Scans confirmed the 27-year-old will be out for at least a week, starting with the leaders’ Premier League match against Bournemouth on Saturday and including next week’s last-16 second leg with Atletico.

Champions League holders Liverpool face Atletico at Anfield trailing 1-0 after the first leg in Spain.

Klopp hopes the injury is not serious, but he admitted Alisson may not return until after the international break later in March.

“Unfortunately Ali is out. He had a little incident in training before the Chelsea game,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.

“We all thought it was nothing and it was clear he would not play anyway, the plan was he was on the bench.

“There, we thought, ‘Come on, we don’t have to take any risks’ so left him out of the squad.

“There was a scan the next day and they found something. So now he is out. We will see next week for sure and then we will see.

“Next week no, that means Atletico. I don’t want to say no (to the Merseyside derby on March 16) but I don’t know if he will be available.

“He is not available for tomorrow and then the next week. We have to judge the situation anew.

“I would say after the international break 100 per cent. Whatever we can get before that, we will see.”

With Alisson sidelined, Liverpool will have to rely on reserve ‘keeper Adrian, whose mistake led to Chelsea’s opening goal for Willian on Tuesday.

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Liverpool Keeper Alisson Out For ‘Next Few Weeks’

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker waits to receive medical attention during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on August 9, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been ruled out for “the next few weeks” by boss Jurgen Klopp after suffering a calf injury in the 4-1 win over Norwich.

Alisson limped off in the first half of Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Anfield on Friday.

Klopp revealed on Monday that he does not expect the 26-year-old Brazil international to be available for several weeks.

“Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.

“I don’t want to make now an exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see.

“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”

Alisson was replaced by experienced Spaniard Adrian against Norwich. The former West Ham keeper, who joined on a free transfer last week, is likely to keep his place for Liverpool’s European Super Cup date with Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Third-choice Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is not fully fit after a broken wrist, so the club are reportedly considering signing 35-year-old former Middlesbrough player Andy Lonergan on a free transfer.

Lonergan was part of Liverpool’s pre-season tour as cover for their other keepers.

The European champions return to domestic action at Southampton on Saturday.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, speaking after the Norwich game, insisted Adrian will prove a quality deputy for Alisson.

“His experience is the main thing, he knows what he is doing. He’s played a load of games, so he knows what it is about,” Alexander-Arnold said.

“Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it’s never too promising, so, yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around the fact that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I’m sure he will learn from us.

“We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he’s such a good lad off the pitch.”