Friday, August 1, 2008

Diego Cavalieri

Diego Cavalieri ( 1 )

Full Name: Diego Cavalieri
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad number: 1
Date of birth: 01/12/1982
Birth place: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Former clubs: Palmeiras
LFC 1st team games: 2
LFC 1st team goals: 0
Brazil International caps: 0
Brazil International goals: 0
Career Appearances: 104
Career Goals: 0
Transfer Fee: £3.5 m

Diego Cavalieri Profile

Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri signed from Palmeiras in July 2008.

The stopper penned a four-year contract with the Reds and will act as understudy to Pepe Reina in goal.

Cavalieri became the third Brazilian to sign for Liverpool after Fabio Aurelio and Lucas Leiva.

After breaking into the Palmeiras team in 2002, he was linked to a host of European clubs - but Merseyside was his chosen destination.

Upon signing, Cavalieri told "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 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."

Born in Brazil, Cavalieri also holds an Italian passport.

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