Liverpool FC today completed their third first team signing of the summer in Diego Cavalieri, the 25 year old keeper from Brazilian club Palmeiras.
The deal, believed to be in the region of £3 million, is a four year contract and the player is expected to be Reina’s understudy at Anfield.
Scott Carson’s now looks even closer to the exit door, despite being back training with Liverpool after a season long loan at Aston Villa.
The keeper said on signing for the reds:
“I know it won’t be easy to get into the team. I watched some Liverpool games in both the Premier League and Champions League last year and I know Pepe (Reina) is a very good goalkeeper, but everyone has to fight for their place and I’m sure we will have a healthy rivalry.”
“I know I will have to be patient and work very hard to achieve my aims – but it is always like that when you come from another country.
“You have to adapt inside and outside of the pitch and get used to the way things work. But with hard work you get there.
“My confidence has got me where I am today and maybe people are aware of what I did at Palmeiras in Brazil.
“I am sure that one day I can get the number one position but that will only come with hard work.”
The player has been somewhat hindered at Palmeiras, being behind the team’s captain and goalkeeper Marcos who has been at the club for 16 years.
Cavlieri has played 108 times for his club in the last 6 seasons.