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David de Gea sends message to Alisson after Liverpool goalkeeper’s father is found dead


Manchester United’s David de Gea was among those to reach out to Alisson (Picture: Getty)

David de Gea has put club rivalry to one side and reached out to Alisson with a heartfelt message after the Liverpool star’s father was found dead on Wednesday.

Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property near Rencao de Inferno in southern Brazil when he went under the water and drowned.

The Cacapava do Sul Fire Department assisted in the search for Becker and his body was discovered just before midnight. Local police have confirmed that no foul play is suspected in his death.

Alisson’s father was found dead on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)

Alisson and his family have received messages of support from across the footballing world in the wake of the tragic news, with fellow goalkeepers De Gea and Thibaut Courtois among those to reach out on social media.

‘We are all with you,’ Manchester United’s De Gea posted with a picture of the pair embracing on the pitch.

In response to Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ message, Real Madrid shot-stopper Courtois tweeted: ‘My condolences to Alisson and his family. Un abrazo grande (a big hug).’

Everton said ‘the thoughts and prayers of everyone’ on the blue half of Merseyside were with Brazil international and his family.

‘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,’ the club’s official Twitter page stated.

Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Truly awful news that Alisson Becker’s father, Jose has lost his life by drowning.

‘Thoughts are with him and his family. RIP

Alisson has been at the heart of Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp and fast became a fan favourite at Anfield after arriving from Roma back in July 2018.

The 28-year-old has gone on to make 114 appearances for the Reds and helped the club win the 2018/19 Champions League and their first league title in 30 years last season.

He has also been capped 44 times by the Brazil national team and was named FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper in 2019.

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