Liverpool star Alisson devastated after being forced to miss dad's funeral over coronavirus rules following his drowning

LIVERPOOL keeper Alisson heartbreakingly will miss his father's funeral due to coronavirus restrictions after he drowned in Brazil.

Jose Agostinho Becker, 57, was found dead at midnight on Wednesday by a river bank close to the family's rural property near Lavros do Sul in southern Brazil.

And The Mail reports Reds shot-stopper Alisson, 28, desperately tried to find a way to negate travel bans and restrictions in order to return to Brazil to be with his family.

But with his wife 28-weeks pregnant and the prospect of a ten-day stint in hotel quarantine, he has been unable to find a way home.

Alisson's boss Jurgen Klopp tragically found himself in a similar situation earlier this month when he was forced to skip his mother's funeral with a total ban on travel into Germany from the UK.

Jose Becker was declared missing at around 5pm on Wednesday when workers on the ranch raised the alarm with his family who alerted local police.

His funeral will take place on Friday in Novo Hamburgo – where the family's main residence is – after an autopsy was completed on Thursday and police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Alisson's brother and Fluminense keeper Muriel, 34, made it home on Thursday.

Alisson wrote on Twitter: "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!"

A source from Alisson's old side Sport Club Internacional told The Mail: "He was doing everything he could to find a way, desperately looking at flights and ways he could get around both the ban on flights from the UK and the severe Covid restrictions in the state. 

"In Brazil, the family were waiting to find out when he would be arriving before deciding on whether to hold his wake in Lavras do Sul, or to bring the body back to the Novo Hamburgo

"But in the end he had to admit defeat. His wife Natalia is 28 weeks pregnant and he would have had to spend ten days in a quarantine hotel on his return.

"He promised to come in three weeks' time, when his Liverpool timetable allows, and spend five days here.

"But it's tearing him apart that he won't be able to be here for his dad's funeral. They were the very best of friends."

Jose Becker is believed to have told staff he was going fishing after reportedly travelling to the remote destination – that has no mobile signal – to feel safer amid the spread of the virus.

It is unclear whether he went swimming or fell into the water.

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